President Biden asked Congress on Thursday to approve a $33 billion spending bill for Ukraine assistance, as Defense News reported.

“Additional security assistance will put urgently needed equipment into the hands of Ukraine’s military and police, including ammunition, armored vehicles, small arms, demining assistance and unmanned aircraft systems,” Biden wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

An Office of Management and Budget official told reporters that the package would also allow Biden to use the Defense Production Act to “expand domestic production of critical reserves of critical minerals and materials that have been disrupted by [President Vladimir Putin’s] war and are necessary to make everything from defense systems to cars.”

Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer