The US Senate said it would not be able to finance Ukraine until Congress resolves the migration crisis on the southern border. This was reported on November 20 by Punchbowl News with reference to the words of Republican Senator Mike Rounds.
«Each of the groups we spoke to, we said that this is (the solution to the migration crisis on the southern border. — Ed.) will determine whether there will be funding for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan,» the senator said.
According to him, «nothing will move without a proper solution to the border problem.»
Earlier, on November 19, NBC News reported that the US Congress expects to approve by the end of 2023 the request of the administration of American President Joe Biden for assistance to Ukraine and Israel, as well as to ensure the security of the southern border. It was clarified that the Republican-led House of Representatives approved its own bill providing assistance to Jerusalem by reducing the budget of several federal agencies. However, the White House and the Senate, where control is held in the majority by Democrats, considered this initiative untenable.
Prior to that, on November 17, Biden signed a bill on financing the work of the country’s government without assistance to Ukraine. The bill on temporary financing has been approved by two chambers of the US Congress and also does not provide for assistance to Israel. The draft was drafted by Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson (Republican from Louisiana).
On October 15, Biden said that Washington has the opportunity to simultaneously support Kiev and Jerusalem. He noted that the United States will be able to ensure «international security.»