A group of Republican House members, lead by Marjorie Taylor Greene, introduced a bill Thursday to audit the funds that Congress has approved to spend on the war in Ukraine. Many Americans and lawmakers have been critical of U.S. assistance to Ukraine during its war with Russia as Biden has continues to send hundreds of millions of dollars to President Zelenskyy.
According to The Hill:
The Biden administration has provided more than $20 billion in military assistance to Kyiv, as well as about $10 billion in humanitarian assistance and about $13 billion in economic assistance.
And President Biden has called for Congress to earmark $37.7 billion in additional funding for Ukraine.
Greene introduced the bill as a privileged resolution, meaning it will be referred to the relevant committee, where members will have 14 business days to either reject it, or approve it for a vote on the House floor.
Greene said she is prepared to reintroduce the resolution in the next Congress when Republicans hold the majority.
“I’ll introduce this resolution again, but I’ll also be calling for a full audit. We voted ‘no’ to send money over there, but we’re also going to audit what’s happening in Ukraine.”