“The United States has been sending endless money to Ukraine despite a lack of oversight and without putting any pressure on our European allies to do the same,” Hawley said. “It is far past time U.S. lawmakers stop writing blank-checks to Ukraine and demand a strict accounting of where these tax dollars are actually going.
The U.S. government has appropriated $113 billion in aid to Ukraine – more than the contributions made by all European NATO allies combined, Hawley said.
The Special Inspector General for Ukraine Assistance Act would:
- Establish a Special Inspector General for Ukraine Assistance (SIGUA) office charged with overseeing all military and non-military U.S. assistance appropriated or otherwise made available for Ukraine.
- Direct the new office to submit quarterly reports to Congress on obligations and expenditure of U.S funds and the provision of military equipment.
- Reports will also track the Ukrainian government’s compliance with anti-corruption measures, and comparisons of America’s contribution to the war effort versus those from our NATO allies.
- Require the President’s nominee to serve as SIGUA to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Howley introduced the bill, with Vance as its only cosponsor. It has been assigned to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
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