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President Biden Seeks Over $47 Billion For Ukraine, COVID, Monkeypox, Disaster – Nationwide

president Joe Biden is asking Congress to provide more than $47 billion in emergency funding. Ukrainein response to COVID-19 (new coronavirus infectious disease) pandemic in progress monkeypox Occurrence and Support of Recent Natural Disasters kentucky and other states.

Demands made as MPs prepare to return home Washington Funding the government and seeking $13.7 billion related to Ukraine. This includes funds for equipment, intelligence support, and direct budget support. Shalanda Young, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said more than three-quarters of the $40 billion approved by Congress earlier this year has already been spent or committed.

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“We have rallied the world to help the Ukrainian people defend their democracy. We cannot let Ukraine run out of support,” Young said in a blog post.

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The White House’s request will be reflected in Congress’ budget negotiations in the coming weeks, as funding for federal agencies is due to end on September 30. Disagreement on issues like COVID-19 aid as the White House says it needs more funding for vaccines and tests and Republicans point to the trillions of dollars already approved. to resolve.

In Friday’s request, the White House is seeking $7.1 billion to procure additional vaccines and replenish the Strategic National Stockpile of personal protective equipment. Another $8 billion will be used to accelerate research into next-generation vaccines and therapeutics.


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Biden is also seeking $2 billion to continue the COVID-19 testing program. This includes an initiative to distribute free at-home tests, which ended Friday after the government said it was short of funds. White House officials say there are some tests left in the stockpile, but not enough to provide free testing if cases spike.

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Congress has not moved forward on similar executive demands in its response to COVID-19 amid a partisan stalemate.

White House White House spokeswoman Carine Jean-Pierre said the White House had repeatedly warned of trade-offs if the funds were not approved, and “that’s exactly what happened.” A shortage of free test kits, for example, “reduces testing capacity in the country, with possible spikes in the fall,” she said.

The administration is also seeking $4.5 billion to step up efforts to combat monkeypox amid the ongoing outbreak. He said he had already depleted his substantial stockpile.

The funding will help ensure access to vaccinations, testing and treatment, as well as help fund global efforts to combat the disease, government officials said.

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For disaster relief, the White House is seeking $6.5 billion, which includes funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund, farmers affected by weather events, and efforts to make the power grid more resilient. As part of that request, the government is also asking for $1.4 billion to address unmet disaster recovery needs in several states, including the recent devastating floods in Kentucky.

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