July 2, 2022
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Trump criticizes Ukraine spending

By on May 13, 2022 0

On Friday, former President Trump slammed lawmakers for working to push through $40 billion in aid to Ukraine, accusing Democrats of pushing through the legislation despite support from a majority of Republicans in the region. Room.

“Democrats are sending another $40 billion to Ukraine, but American parents are struggling to feed their children,” Trump said in a statement released through his Save America PAC.

The former president said “no talk” about the shortage of formula in the United States, which he says is “a national disgrace”.

“It is unthinkable that in 2022 American families cannot get infant formula for their children. Families whose children have severe allergies and need ‘basic’ preparation are in an even more hopeless and hopeless situation,” he added.

Earlier this week, the House passed nearly $40 billion in aid to Ukraine, including about $8.7 billion for an economic support fund, $6 billion in security assistance and $900 millions of dollars in refugee support services.

The package, which passed 368-57, had just 57 Republicans voting “no,” meaning most House Republicans supported the legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (DN.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reached a deal to see the aid package passed by the Senate on Thursday , although Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked the chamber from quickly passing the package.

Paul pushed for wording to be inserted into the text of the bill that would have expanded the role of the Inspector General of Afghanistan to include oversight of funds destined for Ukraine, opting for a separate vote on that wording in as an amendment, which could be blocked.

Separately, lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns about the nationwide shortage of infant formula, with the issue affecting some members of Congress.

“The cost has definitely gone up and the availability has kind of forced us to go online,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California), who has three young children, told The Hill.