Senate Proposal: $650M for Border Wall, $48B for Ukraine Defense

A Senate bill proposes allocating $650 million for the continuation of the border wall at the United States-Mexico border, while simultaneously earmarking $48 billion in taxpayer funds to Ukraine. The legislation, crafted by Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), aims to bolster Ukraine’s defenses against potential Russian aggression.

According to Lankford’s office, the bill allocates nearly $50 billion to support Ukraine’s border defense efforts. In contrast, only $650 million is designated “to build and reinforce miles and miles of new border wall,” a figure that may cover only a limited stretch of the border.

The disparity in funding between the border wall and support for Ukraine comes amid growing public support for enhanced border security measures to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Last year, a significant majority of registered American voters, including 62 percent of white voters, 49 percent of Hispanics, and 58 percent of individuals earning less than $50,000 annually, expressed support for expanding border walls, reflecting a 57 percent overall majority.