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House Republicans to press Biden admin on $20B of weapons sent to Ukraine

Added 11-27-22 03:18:01pm EST - “House Republicans plan to pressure the Biden administration to substantially ramp up oversight into the nearly $20 billion worth of weapons the? United States has shipped to Ukraine since the start ?” - Nypost.com

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House Republicans plan to pressure the Biden administration to substantially ramp up oversight into the nearly $20 billion worth of weapons the US has shipped to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion in February.

Monitors have only conducted two in-person inspections of the shipments as of Nov. 1 — amounting to about 10% of the 22,000 weapons the US has so far provided Ukraine, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. 

Officials told the newspaper that the State Department has a limited budget for weapons inspectors in Ukraine, and that the Biden administration is taking measures not to be seen as becoming directly involved for fear of escalating the war.

Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary, told the Washington Post that there are practical limitations in monitoring the shipments, noting that they are performed “when and where security conditions permit” but do not take place “near the front line of Russia’s war against Ukraine.”

But Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), likely to be the House speaker when the House convenes after the first of the year in Republican control, has warned the Biden administration that there will be no “blank check” for Ukraine. 

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