US Congress to hold Ukraine aid oversight public hearing

22 March, 11:31 PM
Public hearings will be held in the US Congress (Photo:REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz)

Public hearings will be held in the US Congress (Photo:REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz)

The U.S. House of Representatives will hold a public hearing on “Oversight, Transparency, and Accountability of Ukraine Assistance” on March 29, House Foreign Affairs Committee announced via a message on its website on March 22.

The hearing will feature current inspectors-general from the U.S. State Department, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Republican party, which won a majority in the house in 2022 midterm elections, is in favor of establishing mechanisms for more thorough scrutiny of the financial and military assistance Washington provides to Kyiv.

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On Feb. 23, White House Press Secertary Karine Jean-Pierre said that both chambers of U.S. Congress support Ukraine. According to her, only a small number of Republican lawmakers favor curtailing aid to Ukraine.

On March 9, U.S. President Joe Biden sent his 2024 budget proposal to the congress, which includes more than $6 billion in additional Ukraine aid.

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