(Bloomberg) -- The bipartisan deal to avert a debt default won’t constrain the Biden administration’s ability to provide more aid for Ukraine, a White House official said, as the US looks to reassure Kyiv that weapons will keep flowing.

Any additional military assistance would move through Congress in a supplemental measure that wouldn’t be subject to the deal’s caps on federal spending, according to the official, who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations.

“I do not,” White House budget director Shalanda Young said Tuesday when asked if she anticipates the agreement having any effect on the administration’s ability to get more Ukraine funding.

That statement will be welcome news for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and US allies in Europe amid concern that the debt fight in the US might slow or halt the flow of weapons, ammunition and high-tech assistance for Ukrainian forces. The compromise measure now working its way through Congress would increase defense spending by 3.3%.

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It’s unclear if and when the White House may ask Congress for more Ukraine funding. In December, President Joe Biden signed into law a $45 billion aid package for Ukraine as part of a year-end spending bill. Administration officials have said that should provide enough money to last until the end of this fiscal year in September. 

According to the State Department, the US has delivered $36.9 billion in security assistance since the start of Russia’s invasion in February 2022. 

The White House and Republican leaders in Congress are pushing lawmakers to approve the agreement before the June 5 deadline, when the Treasury Department says the US will run out of money to pay its debts. Similar carve-outs were made for certain US funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan when across-the-board spending cuts were imposed in 2013 as a result of a debt-limit agreement. 

The budget bill creates a $886 billion cap on defense spending in fiscal year 2024. The figure would rise to $895 billion in fiscal 2025. Those limits are more than $100 billion higher than the caps on non-defense domestic spending.

(Updates with comment from White House budget director, in third paragraph.)

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