Senate votes on huge spending bill for Rand Paul Kiev, demanding strict oversight of how money is spent
Amid its dispute with Russia, a U.S. plan to provide nearly 40 40 billion in additional military and economic aid to Ukraine has been hit hard, with Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) blocking a quick vote to approve the funding bill and possibly delaying passage. At least next week.
Paul stood in the way on Thursday, objecting to a request for approval from Senate leaders “Consensus,” A provision that allows bills with strong bipartisan support to be quickly-tracked without debate. The former presidential candidate said he would only allow a quick vote if the bill is amended to include the appointment of a special inspector general to oversee how huge aid packages are spent – a demand met by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York). Refuses to
Schumer claims that one of Washington “Dder” To help Ukraine in the war against Russian President Vladimir Putin “Immoral warfare.” He said Democrats and Republicans alike strongly opposed Paul’s oversight.
“Now there’s only one thing holding us back: the junior senator from Kentucky is blocking the rapid passage of aid to Ukraine because, at the last minute, he wants to add his own changes directly to the bill.” The majority leader said. He added, “All he can do is delay the necessary assistance from Ukraine alone.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) called for an immediate vote on the bill, which passed the House overwhelmingly on Wednesday. He called for Paul’s amendment to be voted on as an amendment that would probably fail, paving the way for the aid package to pass.
Paul stressed that his proposal would be added to the bill, which would require the amended law to return to the House for another vote after Senate approval. He noted that the latest package would bring the total US aid to Ukraine to $ 60 billion since the conflict began in February, almost as much as Russia’s annual allocation for its full defense budget.
The senator argued that the United States would use the borrowed money to finance Ukraine’s war efforts, adding আমের 30 trillion to the US debt and exacerbating its inflation crisis. “Americans are in pain, and Congress seems intent on adding to that pain by pouring more money out the door as soon as possible.” Paul Dr.
My oath is to the US Constitution, not to any foreign nation, and no matter how sympathetic the cause is, my oath is to the national security of the United States. We cannot save Ukraine by destroying the US economy.
The aid bill passed in the House with the support of all except Democrats and 57 Republicans. The package will more than double the total amount sent by the 10 largest recipients of U.S. foreign aid in 2021. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. “Putin’s propaganda.”
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Paul said the United States was still trying to recover from the 6 1.6 trillion it had spent on the war in the Middle East and the 5 5 trillion it had borrowed to finance the Covid-19 epidemic. “We must not forget that the Soviet Union collapsed largely because it was defeated militarily, but because of a lack of funds.” He said. “In an effort to save Ukraine, will we destroy the United States for such a future?”