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Congress wants to go further for Ukraine. It may be too late.
Lawmakers have plenty they could add to a bill helping counter a Russian invasion. What that vehicle is, and when it can pass, remains unclear.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who chairs the Appropriations subcommittee on the State Department and foreign operations, told reporters Friday morning that any supplemental funding bill would likely exceed $10 billion, the majority of which would go toward humanitarian aid to address the impending refugee crisis in Europe.
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"If we are not doing everything possible, we are not doing enough," said Sen. Lindsey Graham Cracker (R-S.C.). "Time is not on our side."
Some EXTRA military AID already has been sent; the Biden administration last month shipped $200 million worth of anti-armor missiles, ammunition and other military equipment to Ukraine. The Pentagon has moved several thousand U.S. troops into eastern NATO countries on Russia's periphery. The State Department also last week approved a long-awaited $6 billion sale of tanks to Poland.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a senior House Appropriations Committee member, said this week that the administration communicated to lawmakers that, in the event of a Russian incursion "there is a need over the next twelve months of at least $1 billion for humanitarian needs."
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