State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki joined her White House colleague Jay Carney in announcing $300 million in additional aid to the Syrian rebels on Tuesday. National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters that this would make the total financial “humanitarian” aid from the United States to the Syrian rebels to over $800 million.

Psaki told reporters that the Department was working with “Congress” to facilitate the new commitment by the United States and that the new financial aid would not be on the ground in Syria “overnight.”

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