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  • Historically Hawkish Heritage Hits The Brakes On Ukraine Aid

    05/30/2022 4:29:54 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-30-2022
    In a striking indication of the American right’s increasingly skeptical view of costly foreign interventionism, the Heritage Foundation took an aggressive stance against the $40 billion aid package approved by Congress earlier this month. In a May 10 statement ahead of the House vote, Heritage executive director Jessica Anderson said, “This proposed Ukraine aid package takes money away from the priorities of the American people and recklessly sends our taxpayer dollars to a foreign nation without any accountability. America is struggling with record-setting inflation, debt, a porous border, crime and energy depletion yet progressives in Washington are prioritizing a $40...
  • Pentagon: Congress must pass next Ukraine aid by Thursday to avoid interruptions

    05/13/2022 6:13:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/13/2022 | Ellen Mitchell
    Congress must pass a proposed $40 billion Ukraine supplemental aid package by Thursday to avoid an interruption of U.S. weapons shipments to the embattled country, the Pentagon’s top spokesperson said Friday. “May 19 is the day we really — without additional authorities — we begin to not have the ability to send new stuff in,” press secretary John Kirby told reporters. “It’ll start impacting our ability to provide aid uninterrupted.”
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) calls $40 billion military aid package to Ukraine a "gift” and blocks it from passing.

    05/12/2022 7:32:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/12/2022
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked the passage of the $39.8 billion House-passed Ukraine aid after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) presented a unanimous consent on behalf of himself and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today. Schumer urged Paul to pass the bill and claimed that the Senator from Kentucky wanted to add certain changes directly to the bill, which have been opposed by members of both parties. “He is not even asking for an amendment. He is simply saying my way or the highway,” Schumer said. Paul asserted that the aid amount will almost equal the entire military budget of Russia...
  • Biden signs bill to expedite military aid to Ukraine

    05/09/2022 4:36:37 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/09/2022 | Morgan Chalfont
    President Biden on Monday signed legislation that will make it easier for the U.S. to send military equipment to Ukraine as the Eastern European country battles the ongoing Russian invasion. Biden signed the bill in the Oval Office at a ceremony with Vice President Harris and members of Congress. The bill, formally known as the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022, passed Congress with bipartisan support last month.
  • Democrats eye linking Ukraine package to coronavirus aid

    05/05/2022 1:49:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/05/2022 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats are eyeing linking more assistance for Ukraine to a stalled coronavirus aid package after weeks of privately mulling the path forward. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, said folding the two together came up during a closed-door lunch this week. “I know Chuck wants to move a Ukraine package and put COVID in with it,” Durbin said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.
  • Kaine says Ukraine aid, COVID-19 funding do not have to be combined

    05/01/2022 8:36:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/01/2022 | Mychael Schnell
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Sunday said he does not think COVID-19 funding and aid for Ukraine need to be combined in a single piece of legislation, as Congress considers both priorities for the Biden administration. President Biden on Thursday asked Congress to authorize $33 billion in aid to support Ukraine, with some funds going towards security assistance, weapons, military aid, humanitarian assistance and food security funding. The ask also comes as the White House is pushing for additional COVID-19 response funding.
  • Jayapal: COVID Aid Is ‘Urgent’ But I Won’t Support It if It Includes Title 42

    04/30/2022 9:43:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/30/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) argued that more funding for COVID aid needs to be passed, but she wouldn’t support a deal linking the aid to keeping Title 42 because “it was outrageous” that Title 42 was put in place to begin with. Jayapal said, “[B]oth Ukraine and COVID aid need to be done…keep them linked. Because otherwise, we’re afraid that Republicans will, once again, stop Americans from getting the aid they need for their health care.” And “both of them are urgent. We urgently need to provide this aid to Ukraine and the...
  • Where Military Aid To Ukraine Comes From

    04/22/2022 5:07:06 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 4-22-2022
    Looking at pledges of military aid to Ukraine between the start of the Russian invasion and March 27, Statista’s Katharina Buchholz details below that the U.S. government has committed to providing the most arms, weapons and other equipment by far.You will find more infographics at StatistaAlmost $4.8 billion in military aid was pledged up until the given date, according to the Ukraine Support Tracker by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. This number could soon rise even more as the White House is reportedly preparing another substantial military aid package. Together with a similar package announced in mid-April, the...
  • Congress mulling new $55B restaurant COVID aid package

    04/02/2022 6:35:03 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/02/2022 | Jon Levine
    Congress is mulling a new $55 billion aid package for restaurants and other industries battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants are slated to receive $42 billion which is intended to backfill the 2021 Restaurant Relief Fund. That aid ran out before 2/3 of restaurants that applied could receive cash, according to Roll Call.
  • Bipartisan deal struck 'in principle' on $10 billion Covid-19 aid package, Romney says

    03/31/2022 7:43:03 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Cnn ^ | 03/31/2022 | Manu Raju and Lauren Fox
    CNN)Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said Thursday that Republicans have struck an "agreement in principle" with Democrats on a $10 billion package to help US efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, a breakthrough that could pave the way for new funds to help the United States' response efforts amid growing fears that critical resources are being depleted. Romney, the lead GOP negotiator, told reporters the plan is "entirely balanced by offsets." He said the bill text still needs to be drafted and there needs to be a cost estimate from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office before the Senate can vote...
  • Health Care — Romney says he's making progress on COVID aid

    03/24/2022 5:22:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Welcome to Thursday's Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. Subscribe here. Mark your calendars: The House is poised to vote on a marijuana legalization bill as soon as next week. With the support of Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), advocates hope this year it will advance through the Senate. There’s still no agreement on further funding the COVID-19 response in Congress, though Mitt Romney says he’s making some progress on a new compromise.
  • Schumer working with GOP to try to get deal on coronavirus aid

    03/22/2022 12:52:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/22/2022 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that he is working with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and other Republicans to try to find a way to pay for new coronavirus relief funding after it was dropped from a massive government spending bill earlier this month. "We are trying to get COVID relief. I'm working with Senator Romney and other Republicans in good faith to find some pay fors that are acceptable to Democrats and Republicans in the House and the Senate. We hope to get it done," Schumer told reporters.
  • Biden’s Military Aid Will Only Kill More Ukrainians

    03/19/2022 3:54:37 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Mar, 2022 | Ed Sherdlu
    Joe Biden’s response to President Zelensky’s desperate cry for help is to give Ukraine more than $1 billion in military aid. Unfortunately, the only weapons Biden approves will cause more Ukrainians to die. It is difficult to believe an American president could screw up giving away more than $1 billion. But of course, Joe Biden is unlike any other American president. This is not the first time I have been amazed at this level of human incompetence. I was once forced to eat at a national fast-food restaurant in Alpine, Texas where the cook was incapable of making an edible...
  • Biden to announce $1B in Ukraine military aid: report

    03/15/2022 6:12:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/15/2022 | Lexi Lonas
    President Biden is expected to announce more than $1 billion in Ukraine military aid from the $13.6 billion in aid that was passed by Congress, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The U.S. will be providing antiarmor and antiair systems to Ukraine with the $1.01 billion taken from the more than $13 billion package. The systems will include air defenses such as Javelins and Stingers that the U.S. says Ukraine needs, according to the Journal.
  • Biden directs $200 million in defense aid for Ukraine

    03/12/2022 10:37:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/12/2022 | Brad Dress
    President Biden on Saturday directed Secretary of State Antony Blinken to provide $200 million in defense aid for Ukraine, including for military education and training. Biden directed the funding via a memorandum authorizing a drawdown. A drawdown is an order issued by the president to assist countries in an emergency without first seeking approval from a legislative authority or budgetary appropriations, according to a Department of Defense handbook. Saturday's memo notes Blinken can use the aid for military training and to provide general "assistance to Ukraine and to make the determinations required."
  • Lawmakers reach deal on $1.5T spending bill with over $13B in Ukraine aid

    03/09/2022 7:08:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/09/2022 | Callie Patteson
    Congressional leaders announced Wednesday they had agreed on a $1.5 trillion spending measure that funds the government through the end of September — and includes $13.6 billion in aid for Ukraine. With Congress facing a deadline of 11:59 p.m. Friday to avert a government shutdown, a House vote was scheduled for later Wednesday on the 2,741-page measure. Separately, the House planned to vote on a stopgap measure that would keep funding at current levels through March 15. That would allow Congress extra time to approve the larger bill and send it to President Biden without any pause in funding.
  • Zelensky Zooms with US Senate, House members ahead of debate on $10B aid package

    03/05/2022 8:37:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/05/2022 | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke Saturday morning with a bipartisan group of US senators and House members via Zoom to plead for additional American help for his besieged country. “Zelensky thanked the US for assistance, and asked for additional security help,” a Senate source told The Post.
  • Ukraine to get $350M more in US defense aid, including anti-armor, small arms, munitions

    02/26/2022 7:39:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Fox news ^ | 02/26/2022 | Peter Aitken
    The U.S. will further bolster Ukraine's defense in the face of Russian invasion with an unprecedented third payment of $350 million, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Saturday. The defense aid will include anti-armor, small arms and various munitions, and body armor and related equipment, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Saturday.
  • White House to ask Congress for billions more in COVID-19 aid: report

    01/07/2022 10:54:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/07/2022 | Emily Crane
    White House officials are reportedly preparing to ask Congress for tens of billions of dollars in additional COVID-19 aid. The funding plan hasn’t been finalized but is likely to focus on COVID therapeutics — such as an antiviral pill — and ramping up vaccine distribution, sources told the Washington Post on Friday.
  • Federal election agency has not accounted for $74M of COVID voting aid

    12/04/2021 11:27:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Nypost ^ | 12/04/2021 | Mary Kay Linge
    The federal Election Assistance Commission has still not accounted for $74 million worth of election aid given to states in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic — and congressional Republicans suspect widespread abuse. “The EAC is supposed to be a watchdog,” Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) told Fox News. “But it turns out it has been a bad actor, spending large sums of money with little transparency.”