House GOP seeks Ukraine aid audit

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Samuel Case, FISM News


House Republicans introduced legislation on Thursday to audit the billions of dollars in funds allocated to Ukraine. 

The resolution is led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and is co-sponsored by Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Barry Moore (R-Ala,), Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), Dan Bishop (R-N.C.), Greg Steube (R-Fla.), and Clay Higgins (R-La.).

The American people deserve [to know] where their hard earned tax dollars are going to a foreign country who is not a member of NATO and President Biden himself said he would not defend,” Greene told the Daily Caller

Per the Daily Caller, “Republican Lawmakers are requesting that all documents and communications pertaining to Ukraine funding be sent no later than 14 days after the adoption of the resolution. The request covers all military, civilian and financial aid given to Ukraine under President Biden.”

Since the war began, the Biden administration has spent more than $20 million in military assistance for Ukraine, along with roughly $13 billion in economic assistance and about $10 billion in humanitarian aid, according to a report from the Hill.

In addition, President Biden is asking Congress to designate an additional $37.7 billion in aid to Ukraine. 

Greene has been outspoken in her opposition to Ukrainian aid. Before the midterms the congresswoman promised “not another penny will go to Ukraine” if the Republicans retake the House.

House Minority Leader, and Republican nominee for Speakership, Kevin McCarthy has previously said the U.S. needs to reconsider the level of funding to Ukraine, though he stopped short of saying funding should be cut off entirely.

“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” McCarthy said during an October  interview with Punchbowl News.

In May, Senator Rand Paul, delayed a $40 billion Ukrainian aid package due to oversight concerns.