Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set to address U.S. senators via video, seeking approval for the White House’s $106 billion funding request for conflicts in Ukraine and Israel. As the Biden administration pushes for urgent support, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer confirmed the briefing, emphasizing the critical need for military and economic aid to sustain Ukraine’s defense against Russia.

Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young cautioned about dwindling funds for weapons and economic aid, warning of a potential collapse in Ukraine’s ability to fight without immediate assistance.

However, bipartisan consensus is challenged by Republican demands for U.S.-Mexico border policy changes as a prerequisite for aid. The GOP’s border security provisions stalled negotiations, prompting concerns about delayed approval for critical aid packages.

Meanwhile, tensions over Israel-Hamas conflict aid persist, with Sen. Bernie Sanders advocating for conditions on military aid to Israel. The proposed package includes $61 billion for Ukraine’s weaponry procurement, $14.3 billion for Israel, and funds for border security and Asia-Pacific region aid.

The urgency in Congress highlights a looming funding crisis, prompting a call to action to swiftly support Ukraine and address contentious border policy negotiations.