The Senate advanced a bill on Monday to provide an additional $40 billion in aid to Ukraine as Americans continue to face 40-year high inflation and record gas prices.
The package was passed 81-11 in a motion on Monday, meaning the bill will move forward for an official vote.
Debate, now is your time to clip and reduce. Just make sure Ukraine gets some much needed help.
Senate Advances Bill to Give Ukraine $40 Billion in Aid During 40-Year High Inflation https://t.co/UHeeDzDVWu
— GaryLClark (@GaryLClark1) May 17, 2022
“Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have tried to quickly pass the bill through the Senate,” Breitbart News reported.
“Paul has demanded that the Senate pass an amendment to create a special inspector general to oversee how the Ukraine military aid is spent,” the report added.
The US Senate overwhelmingly votes to move toward passage of $40 billion in aid to Ukraine https://t.co/YwtTKGAHKy
— Bloomberg (@business) May 17, 2022
The new package includes $20 billion in military supplies along with another $20 billion in other aid for the war-torn country.
While Americans are eager to help Ukraine, many are concerned about the current America last approach that is hurting families seeking to meet basic needs.