Ukrainian intelligence indicates that members of Hezbollah and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are training Russian drone operators. The White House had previously revealed that Iran was in talks to send ballistic missiles to Russia.

The document also covers well-worn policy arguments made by the Biden administration, namely that Republicans who oppose funding Ukraine are siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Biden administration’s memo, which will be distributed to lawmakers, experts and journalists, aims to shame House Republicans into supporting the relief package. In a not-so-veiled attack on former President Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the presidential election, Bates mentions that “unhinged and irresponsible voices on the right are even encouraging Russia to attack our closest allies and agitating to disintegrate NATO.” .

The document is a clear indication that the White House realizes it has more convincing to do. Despite widespread support for the measure in the House, approval of the supplement is not guaranteed, so the administration will push its arguments in the halls of Congress and on the airwaves.

The Senate early Tuesday morning approved a $95 billion aid package that provides military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan to defend themselves against rivals. The legislation now moves to the House, where President Mike Johnson warns that he cannot bring the measure to a vote because it lacks funding for border security, not to mention that Senate Republicans refused to support a bipartisan agreement to strengthen defenses in the border between the United States and Mexico. forehead.

House members from both parties have long said there is support for passing the Senate-passed supplement. It just needs to reach the ground.

“I think there are 300 votes for Ukraine. There are 400 votes for Israel,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), former House Democratic leader, told POLITICO last week.

By Sam