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Rep. Tenney votes against Ukraine funding bill

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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) voted against the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2024, which requested more than $60.84 billion in aid for Ukraine. The bill, however, passed the House with a significant majority, 311-112.

Tenney expressed deep concern for the people of Ukraine but criticized the bill for lacking a long-term strategic plan and clear exit strategy. She argued that the legislation hastily allocates billions without sufficient oversight of taxpayer money. Tenney emphasized the need for a detailed plan on spending before further funding is approved.

Additionally, Tenney suggested that aid to Ukraine should be structured as loans, a point she highlighted while criticizing President Biden’s potential authority to forgive these loans. She called on European allies to contribute more substantially to Ukraine’s defense and criticized their energy policies for increasing reliance on Russian resources, thereby funding the conflict.

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