New Deal In The Works Would Fund Ukraine For 10 Years

No sooner had Congress passed the latest foreign aid bill disproportionately benefitting Ukraine than new reports began to surface that the White House was already working on the next installment of taxpayer-funded assistance for the notoriously corrupt nation.

Politico described the package currently in the works as “larger than normal” and President Joe Biden reportedly called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy last week to promise “significant new security packages to meet Ukraine’s urgent battlefield and air defense needs” shortly after he signed the most recent bill into law. 

Zelenskyy has subsequently released a statement touting a “bilateral security agreement” in the works with the Biden administration that he claimed would provide a steady stream of U.S. funding to his country for the next decade. 

“We are working to commit to paper concrete levels of support for this year and the next 10 years,” he said. “It will include military, financial and political support, as well as what concerns joint production of weapons.”

Insisting that Ukraine needs the constant flow of American cash to provide “efficiency in assistance” to continue its defense against invading Russian troops. Of course, many Americans and the elected officials who represent them say Ukraine has already received too much assistance as the U.S. faces challenges on other fronts that deserve more attention.

U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) recently said of future Ukraine aid bills that “it’s going to be really hard to get a package out of Congress.”

He went on to argue that “we lack the capacity to manufacture the amount of weapons Ukraine needs us to supply to win the war.”

Nevertheless, many GOP lawmakers — including both supporters and opponents of continued Ukrainian aid — believe another package is likely during the upcoming lame-duck session.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-SC) went so far as to argue that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would likely push for continued assistance if he is elected to serve a second term.

“When he is fully briefed and his administration is overseeing the execution of it, yeah, I think he’ll support it,” the senator said. “I don’t know that it would be one of his top priorities, but I do think he’ll support it.”

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