Publish date18 May 2022 - 19:31
Story Code : 550056

Republican US senators says $40Bln Ukraine aid bill against domestic priorities

Almost a dozen Republican US Senators voted against moving forward with a $40 billion Ukraine aid bill, citing concerns about nation-building and the funding’s possible impact on the economy.
Republican US senators says $40Bln Ukraine aid bill against domestic priorities

Hawley in an interview with Fox News also said that the legislation seems to be a part of an "unfocused globalism" instead of a nationalist foreign policy. There are concerns that the Ukraine funding could shortchange domestic priorities, including southern border security, Hawley said.

The concerns are shared by lawmakers including Senator Paul, who on Thursday delayed an attempt at the swift passage of the legislation, trying to add provisions that would oversee the money being spent and weapons being sent.
Paul expressed concerns about the impact of sending such a large amount of funding amid preexisting concerns about inflation and the national debt.
The House of Representatives earlier in May passed the legislation in a vote of 368-57. The bill would provide Ukraine with over $20 billion in military aid, $8.5 billion in economic aid, and over $6 billion in humanitarian assistance.
 
 
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