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Biden Demands $47B More: Ukraine, COVID, Monkeypox

Joe Biden at AFL-CIO convention

At a glance

  • With inflation raging, President Biden demanded another $47 billion from Congress for what he claims are “immediate needs.”
  • That would include another $11.7 billion for Ukraine, which comes on top of $40 billion the country is receiving from an appropriation approved in May.
  • He also wants to spend another $22.4 billion on the bottomless pit that is COVID, and nearly $4 billion on monkeypox, which already is receding.


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