Biden Signed A Request To Congress For Critical Security, Economic, and Humanitarian Assistance To Help Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2022)– today President Joe Biden signed a request “to Congress for critical security, economic, and humanitarian assistance to help Ukraine continue to counter Putin’s aggression and — at a very pivotal moment.”

“We need this bill to support Ukraine in its fight for freedom.  And our NATO Allies, our EU partners — they’re going to pay their fair share of the costs as well, but we have to do this.  We have to do our part as well, leading the Alliance,” said Biden.

“We need to contribute arms, funding, ammunition, and the economic support to make their courage and sacrifice have purpose so they can continue this fight and do what they’re doing,” added Biden.

“It’s critical this funding gets approved and approved as quickly as possible.”

You know, long before Russia lost i- — launched its brutal invasion, I — I made clear how the United States would respond.  I predicted they would invade, and they surely did.

“We said we’d not send U.S. troops to fight Russian troops in Ukraine, but we would provide robust military assistance and try to unify the Western world against Russia’s aggression.”

Highlights:

  • Biden said he’s “not concerned about a recession.” He said the SAME THING about inflation last year.
  • “I think we’re – what you’re seeing is enormous growth in the country.” The economy SHRANK 1.4% in the first quarter,” Biden added.
  • Biden: Thanks to the aid we’ve provided, Russian forces have been forced to retreat from Kyiv.  It doesn’t mean they’re not going to try to come back, but they’ve retreated thus far.
  • Biden: “We have almost exhausted what we call — the fancy phrase — the “drawdown authority” that Congress authorized Ukraine — authorized for Ukraine in a bipartisan spending bill last month.  Basically, we’re out of money.”
  • Biden blames Putin: “Putin’s war, not sanctions, are impacting the harvest of food and disrupting the movement of that food by land and sea to nations around the globe that need it.”
  • “This funding is going to help ease rising food prices at home as well, and abroad, caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine,” said Biden.
  • “It’s going to help support American farmers produce more crops like wheat and oilseed, which is good for rural America, good for the American consumer, and good for the world.”
  • Biden said here is the deal “We’re also had — last quarter, consumer spending and business investment and residential investment increased at significant rates, both for leisure as well as hard products, number one.”
  • Biden’s deal “Number two, the — we are — unemployment is the lowest rate since 1970.  A record 4.5 million businesses were created last year.  We’re in a situation where the — you know, we have a very different view than Senator Scott and Republicans that want to raise taxes on the middle-class families and want to include half of small-business owners in that. “
  • Biden said, what  Americans are seeing ” is enormous growth in the country that was affected by everything from COVID and the COVID blockages that we — occurred along the way.
  • Biden: “Now, you always have to be taking a look.  And no one is predicting a recession now.  They’re predicting — or some are predicting there may be recession in 2023.  I’m concerned about it, but I know one thing: that, you know, if our Republican friends are really interested in doing something about dealing with the economic growth, they should help us continue to lower the deficit, which we’ve done last year — over $350 billion. “

 

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IO) tweeted “As Russia continues unprovoked war in Ukraine Ive been working w Justice Dept on bill 2hold Russian oligarchs accountable for profiting from kleptocracy that funds war 2Day Biden expressed need 2use assets seized from oligarchs 2help Ukraine Supporting Ukraine =bipartisan issue.”

 

 

Source: White House contributed.

 

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