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Biden administration expected to request more federal spending on domestic issues from Congress

The Biden administration is expected to request another supplemental package from Congress for domestic matters this week, according to sources familiar with the proposal. 

Several Senate aides said the request will include funding for child care, disaster relief, a nonprofit security program to fund synagogues, mosques, churches and other houses of worship, and a Federal Communications Commission program to fund broadband internet for low-income people.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency website, the nonprofit security grant program would enhance security for nonprofit organizations “that are at high risk of terrorist attack.”

Additionally, another funding deadline, which will sunset the current temporary spending patch known as a Continuing Resolution (CR), is fast approaching on Nov. 17. Both chambers will have to agree on getting a funding package for government programs across the finish line for the next fiscal year. 

However, the House is falling behind on spending negotiations as the chamber scrambles to elect a new speaker to replace former speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.


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A salvo of rockets is fired by Palestinian terrorists from Gaza as an Israeli missile launched from the Iron Dome defense missile system attempts to intercept the rockets, fired from the Gaza Strip, over the city of Netivot in southern Israel on Oct. 8, 2023. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Biden administration sent an emergency supplemental request to Congress on Friday. The proposal includes $61.4 billion for Ukraine, $14.3 billion for Israel (with $10.6 billion allocated for military aid), $13.6 billion for the border crisis (including measures to combat the flow of fentanyl), and significant investments in Indo-Pacific security assistance, totaling around $7.4 billion. Additionally, there’s $9 billion earmarked for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, Israel and Gaza.

Jamie Joseph is a writer who covers politics. She leads Fox News Digital coverage of the Senate. 


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