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    US Is Running Out of Money for Ukraine and That Could Hinder Fight Against Russia, White House Warns

    US Is Running Out of Money for Ukraine and That Could Hinder Fight Against Russia, White House Warns

    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday sent Congress an urgent warning about the need to approve tens of billions of dollars in and economic assistance to , saying Kyiv's war effort to defend itself from 's invasion may grind to a halt without it.

    In a letter to House and Senate leaders and released publicly, Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young warned the U.S. will run out of funding to send weapons and assistance to Ukraine by the end of the year, saying that would “kneecap” Ukraine on the battlefield.

    She added that the U.S. already has run out of money that it has used to prop up Ukraine's economy, and “if Ukraine's economy collapses, they will not be able to keep fighting, full stop.”

    “We are out of money — and nearly out of time,” she wrote.

    Biden has sought a nearly $106 billion aid package for Ukraine, and other needs, but it has faced a difficult reception on Capitol Hill, where there is growing skepticism about the magnitude of assistance for Ukraine and where even Republicans supportive of the funding are insisting on U.S.-Mexico border policy changes to halt the flow of migrants as a condition for the assistance.

    Meanwhile, the GOP-controlled House has passed a standalone assistance package for Israel, which is fighting a war with Hamas in Gaza, while the White House has maintained that all of the priorities must be met.

    Congress…

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