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White House Seeks $37.7 Billion for Ukraine in Lame-Duck Session

Nov. 15, 2022, 8:00 PM

The White House is asking Congress to approve $37.7 billion in additional aid for Ukraine during the post-election session, according to administration officials, as Republican lawmakers vow to more closely scrutinize US funding for the country.

The request coincided with an Associated Press report that Ukraine’s neighbor Poland, a NATO member, was hit by stray Russian rockets Tuesday, killing two people.

The assistance for Ukraine is part of a broader supplemental request that seeks funds for other priorities including $9.25 billion for research and medical supplies to fight the Covid-19 virus and $750 million to combat monkeypox and other infectious ...