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    Biden Urges Congress to Pass Ukraine Aid Package While Expressing Openness to Mexico Border Changes

    WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday said it was “stunning” that Congress has not yet approved tens of billions of dollars in and economic assistance for , as his administration warned of dire consequences for — and a “gift” to Russia's Vladimir Putin — if lawmakers don't act.

    Speaking at the White House, Biden said Republicans who are insisting on border policy changes as a condition for voting for the aid “are playing chicken with our national security,” even as he expressed openness to some policy changes.

    “Republicans in Congress are willing to give Putin the greatest gift he could hope for,” Biden said, saying American credibility was on the line both with other would-be aggressors and with its allies. “Any disruption in our ability to supply Ukraine clearly strengthen's Putin's position.”

    “If we don't support Ukraine, what is the rest of the world going to do?” he added.

    Biden's address comes hours after he huddled with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and leaders of the Group of Seven advanced democracies, which have staunchly supported Ukraine against Russia's ongoing invasion.

    Biden has asked Congress for nearly $106 billion to fund the wars in Ukraine, and other security needs, but has faced stiff resistance on Capitol Hill. Some Republicans have grown tired of providing support to Ukraine after the U.S. has already sent $111 billion, and…

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