CIP Assessment of Supplemental Emergency Aid Package

The Center for International Policy applauds President Biden’s request to Congress for more than $60 billion in additional security aid to Ukraine to help it defend its people and territory against illegal and brutal Russian aggression and occupation. In contrast, the proposal by House Republicans to separate aid to Ukraine from aid to Israel — as well as cynically using the emergency aid package as a vehicle to defund an Internal Revenue Service effort to ensure wealthy individuals and corporations pay owed taxes — is a dangerous abdication of American responsibility and values in the face of aggressive challenges to international peace and of hardships here at home.