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Senate prepares for Biden to send supplemental funding request with Israel, Ukraine aid

The Biden administration is expected to send the Senate an emergency supplemental funding request for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan by the end of the week, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Thursday.

“When the Senate receives this request, we spring into action and move it as soon as we can,” Schumer said on the floor Thursday morning.

Schumer said the upper chamber would pass a bipartisan resolution to affirm that the chamber stands in support of Israel. The resolution was cosponsored by 99 Democrat and Republican lawmakers

“Our resolution has overwhelming, nearly unanimous support in the Senate on both sides, and we’re working with the few who have some problems to solve their problems so we can get this done,” Schumer said. “And by the end of the week, the president will send the Senate a supplemental request to provide Israel the military intelligence, diplomatic and humanitarian aid it needs.”

Fox News reported this week that Customs and Border Protection has encountered thousands of “special interest aliens” since 2021. Special interest aliens are people from countries identified by the U.S. government as having conditions that promote or protect terrorism or potentially pose some sort of national security threat to the U.S.

Biden is expected to address the nation in a foreign policy speech at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

Fox News’ Bill Melugin contributed to this report.

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

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