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By Patricia Zengerle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate leaders stated on Tuesday they expect President Joe Biden to send them a request by the stop of this week for billions of greenbacks in support for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan and for security on the U.S. border.
The scale of the request was once no longer identified, nevertheless a congressional offer acquainted with the request stated Israel had asked for $10 billion, as it responds to an assault on its voters by the Iran-backed militant group Hamas.
Israel’s request is no longer a signal that the Biden administration would request, or Congress would approve, that quantity.
“We are going to dangle all the pieces in our vitality to make scoot that the Senate delivers the enhance for Israel and the rest of the kit. We intend to salvage the kit the stop of this week,” the Senate’s majority chief, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, instructed his weekly press conference.
The tip Senate Republican, Senator Mitch McConnell, stated he expected the request to encompass support for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, and stated Republicans need it to encompass “something extreme” for the border.
High Biden administration officials will protect a labeled briefing on Wednesday for the Senate on the teach in Israel and Gaza. Schumer stated that Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who faces fees of appearing as an unregistered agent for Egypt, wouldn’t support.
Menendez has denied wrongdoing.