Despite the fact that the proposal is currently stalled in the Legislative for the efforts of a single senatorBoth Democrats and Republicans agree that approving a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine is a “priority.”
“We have to give the brave people of Ukraine economic and military support to defend their families and their freedoms, and also give them the ability to end this war,” he told the press on Thursday. voice of america Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin.
The ambitious budget recently sent to Congress by President Joe Biden collided on Thursday with the negative from Republican Senator Rand Paul, who is demanding the actions of an inspector general to oversee spending.
Since the Ukraine was invaded by Russia On February 24, Washington has sent several aid packages that translate into weapons and artillery ammunition, among other resources. The assistance has been supported by allies in Europe and NATO members.
The war fight threatens to severely affect production and food distribution in the world. “So there are many more dimensions to this war than the incalculable human cost to the Ukrainians and the destruction within Ukraine,” Johnson said.
Both Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Mitch McConnell, the top House leaders, are striving to speed up approval of the financial package, which has now been delayed until at least the middle of next week.
“Unfortunately, in the Senate we have a small number of senators who are not willing to let anything move forward quickly, and they can slow this down,” said Delaware Democratic Rep. Chris Coons.
Representative Coons argues that the importance of supporting Ukraine also lies in joint actions with partners in Europe, who have also joined economic and financial sanctions Russian companies and oligarchs.
The Democrat said that a good part of the effort to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine “has been acting together, with our European allies.”
The White House has expressed that it hopes that by May 19 the funds that President Biden can authorize to transfer weapons to Ukraine will be exhausted in an expedited manner, without the consent of Congress being necessary, as a response to an emergency.
After the financial initiative was blocked, Senator Paul exposed through a thread of Twitter the reason for his refusal.
“My oath of office is to the Constitution of the United States, not to any foreign nation. Congress is once again trying to pass a spending bill, one that I doubt anyone has read, and there is no oversight on how the money is spent,” she concluded.
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