WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator JD Vance (R-OH), along with Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL), sent a letter to Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to President Biden, regarding major discrepancies between administration officials’ statements on U.S. funding provided to Ukraine.
The letter reads, in part:
“You went on to state the amounts: […] This comes out to $79.9 billion. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has provided a spreadsheet that estimates the appropriated amount of funding for the war in Ukraine and countries impacted by the situation in Ukraine at $111 billion. The differential between these two figures is $31.1 billion, a gap larger than the administration’s latest Ukraine supplemental budget request. As a previous letter sent to the administration stated, “It is difficult to envision a benign explanation for this lack of clarity”…
“We write to provide you the opportunity to clarify your remarks and communicate clearly the total budgetary resources across all government departments provided for the war in Ukraine and “in countries impacted by the situation in Ukraine,” as well as any other expenditures made by the U.S. taxpayer in connection to the conflict. Senators as well as members of Congress have raised consistent concerns about the forthrightness of this administration regarding the total figures for Ukraine aid and aid to countries impacted by the situation in Ukraine. Referring to constitutional oversight responsibilities as “bizarre” does nothing to assuage these legitimate reservations.”