The White House requests nearly $48 billion from Congress for Ukraine and pandemic aid.

Midterm Elections (2022)

fight for america The request comes as lawmakers are beginning to work out the details of a sprawling spending package that must become law before Dec. 16 to avoid a government shutdown. Aid to Ukraine has retained overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers. But Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, who on Tuesday resoundingly won the Republican nomination for speaker should his party take control of the House, has suggested funding requests for Ukraine would face more scrutiny by a new majority.

Ivor Prickett for The New York Times

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