Recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that the House is likely to vote next week on provided another $33B in aid to Ukraine to continue fighting the ongoing onslaught from Russian forces, which was recently renewed with vigor after the worst decline in the markets since 2020.
According to a report from The Hill, Pelosi declared that representatives are “writing the bill now,” in an effort to bring it to the floor next week.
“Legislation takes a little time,” Pelosi added.
In March, Congress approved of $13.6B in aid to Ukraine in order to support its ongoing fight against Russia, and the Biden administration recently requested for Congress to appropriate additional funding.
The $33B request is in addition to the $13.6B.
Recently, during a stop at a Lockheed Martin factory in Troy, Alabama, Biden informed the assembly line that he had requested additional funds from Congress for purposes of sending weapons to Ukraine and allegedly keeping Russian troops at bay.
“If you don’t stand up to dictators, history has shown us they keep coming,” Biden blared, “they keep coming.”
“Their appetite for power continues to grow,” the president reiterated to bemused assembly line workers.
The president also urged Congress to take swift action regarding his request, which he claims will help Ukraine repel ongoing Russian attacks throughout Ukraine.
“I urge the Congress to pass this funding quickly to help Ukraine continue to succeed against Russian aggression,” Biden boomed, adding that Ukrainians “won the Battle of Kyiv.”
Biden also added that the government was working to “make sure” that the United States, alongside its allies, will be able to “replenish … stocks of weapons to replace what [was] sent to Ukraine.”
Defense contractors, however, have reported that supply chain shortages, amplified by the port crisis in China, limit their ability to manufacture weaponry at the necessary levels.
Per the report from the same publication, Pelosi attempted to allocated some of the $33B to unknown COVID measures, though Republican opposition to such antics remains strident.
“The fact is democracy is at stake,” Pelosi declared, in reference to the conflict in Eastern Europe. Moreover, she also had a clear message for critics who question the cost.
“Can we afford it? We can’t afford not to do it.”