Leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives plan to pass a bill and send it to the US President for his signature by the end of the week.
The US Congress has introduced a bill on state funding for 2023 in the amount of $1.7 trillion. Of which $44.9 billion in aid to Ukraine and NATO allies is expected to be allocated. This is reported by Reuters.
The total funding proposed in the bill exceeds about $1.5 trillion allocated in the previous year.
“The bill includes $44.9 billion in additional emergency aid to Ukraine and NATO allies,” the media reported.
Senate and House leaders plan to pass the bill and send it to U.S. President Joe Biden for his signature by the end of the week.
As the newspaper notes, the Democrats and Republicans argued with each other about how much money should be allocated for military and non-military programs. However, it became known that the U.S. will adopt a record defense budget for the next year, it will amount to $858 billion, which is more than last year’s $740 billion.
Earlier it was reported that the U.S. plans to transfer to Ukraine advanced electronic equipment capable of converting unguided aerial munitions into “smart bombs”.