Almost $45 Bln For Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, December 23, 2022
Almost $45 Bln For Ukraine

The US Senate passed a $1.7 trln budget bill for next year, including funds to help Ukraine

On December 22, the US Senate voted on the December 20, 2023, budget proposal. The total $1.7 trillion budget includes $44.9 million in support of Ukraine and the US's NATO partners. The total budget is 10% more than the 2022 budget and $45 billion more than the amount requested by Biden. 

Further, the draft budget will go to the House of Representatives for consideration and then — for the president's signature. Congress needs to get the bill through both Houses this week as funding is approved by December 23rd. The White House has already given its verbal approval and asked Congress to pass the budget as soon as possible.

Defence funds in the bill amount to $858 billion, non-defence — $773 billion. In particular, non-defence spending is 6% higher than last year.

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