American Taxpayer Funding of Ukraine to Continue if Government Shuts Down


The Pentagon announced that Ukraine funding will not be affected by a government shutdown if lawmakers cannot reach an agreement by Sept. 30, per RSBN

This comes just after “60 Minutes” exposed that funding to Ukraine is not just going to support the foreign nation in war times, it is also funding farming resources, as well as paying the salaries of 57,000 Ukrainian first-responders. 

According to CBS News, the U.S. has given Ukraine over $70 billion in taxpayer funding, but only $43 billion of that money has gone to supporting the foreign nation’s military. 

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This has led Americans to speak out against continued requests to send money to Ukraine and has been a major sticking point in Congress. 

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) noted the funding spent on non-war aid and wrote, “Apparently we’re not just fighting a war, but funding an entire country.”

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) stated, “I work for the American citizenry, not Ukraine. The United States is being invaded by God only knows who or what at our southern border.”

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“I completely oppose any funding of the military industrial complex war in Ukraine.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has continuously spoken out against unchecked funding to Ukraine and posted a series about this Monday. 

She noted, “Congress hasn’t voted for war powers in Ukraine, but we’re sending Abrams tanks, depleting our military arsenal.”

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She then posted, “PROTECT OUR BORDER, NOT UKRAINE’S,” referencing the border crisis. 

She added another post noting, “Tomorrow, I will VOTE NO on the rule to advance a BLANK CHECK to Ukraine.”

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) posted to X, formerly Twitter, on Saturday stating, “If Biden knew how to lead instead of taking naps we’d be in a much better situation regarding Ukraine & global security.”

“There’s no money in the House right now for Ukraine. We’re running a $2T deficit,” he added. 

“Any money we give to them is borrowing from OUR future. That’s the facts,” he concluded. 

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expressed support for the shutdown, noting, “We cannot continue business as usual.”

“We cannot keep putting the needs of other countries above our own,” he said. ”We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the American economy.”

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Jessica is a homeschooling mother of 5, and author of "Reclaiming Femininity: Saving Women's Traditions & Our Future." She has written for, "RSBN," "Chicken Soup for the Soul," "The Epoch Times," "Missouri Conservationist," "The Federalist," "The St. Louis Post Dispatch," and her work has won four Missouri Writer's Guild Awards.

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