GOP introduces anti-Ukraine-corruption bill

by ian

As Congress considers sending more money to Ukraine, House Republicans are trying to make sure that the money ends up where it belongs.

Oklahoma Republican Rep. Josh Brecheen introduced a bill yesterday aimed at stopping Ukrainian officials from stealing U.S. funds. It comes in response to a Time Magazine article in which a top advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said “People are stealing like no tomorrow.”

Brecheen’s legislation requires the Secretaries of State and Defense to report to Congress any Ukrainian officials found stealing U.S. funds. Those officials would then have their visas revoked and be barred from entering the United States.

So far, the U.S. has sent $113 billion to Ukraine, and President Joe Biden is now asking Congress to approve $61 billion more. Republicans say they will only approve more aid to Ukraine in exchange for stronger border security.