President Biden has signed a $1.5 trillion funding measure this week that also has billions of dollars in money for Ukraine.
The bipartisan law will give money for the government through Sept. Joe Biden, speaking during a White House event this week, said it was a move that proves “the American people … that Dems and the GOP can actually get together and do something.”
Biden stressed that the $13.6 billion in security and humanitarian assistance for the nation of Ukraine included inside the bill, as well. This money is meant to help the Ukrainian people during the Russian invasion.
“Putin’s aggression on Ukraine has united many people all across America. United our two parties in the U.S. Congress, and united us all,” Joe Biden said.
“With this new funding and the lowering of authorities in this bill, we are moving fast to more augment the support to the brave Ukrainian people as they defend their nation,” the president said, hinting at more information to be revealed later.
The legislation was signed this week and pushes back any worries of a government shutdown. On top of funding the government and giving aid to Ukraine, the bill also includes reapproving the Violence Against Women Act, funding for police programs to help community policing and more.
“The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022” does not include coronavirus funding – something the White House had pushed for the U.S. Congress to support. The Biden administration has since gave warnings about the need for more funding sparking a potential shortage of items like vaccine doses.
America’s economy has suffered through sky-high inflation in the past six months. And experts say it could go even higher. With many middle-class Americans paying around, an estimated, $300 per month in additional funds to pay their routine bills.
Democrats have not only not acknowledged the damage that inflation is doing, they have tried to shift the blame onto Vladimir Putin. But the truth is, inflation was going up as early as one year ago. The covid-19 relief checks and large spending plans that Democrats cooked up are without a doubt partially responsible.