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Blumenthal on House foreign aid bill: ‘America is back on offense’

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May14,2024

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Sunday applauded the House’s bipartisan approval of foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, arguing the vote “sends a message” to the world.

“So, we’re building and this measure, strongly bipartisan, I think sends a message to the world,” Blumenthal said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” “The foreign minister of Lithuania yesterday, said, ‘Good to have you back, America.’”

“I think America is back on offense and this sign that we can come together in a bipartisan way for our national security and send a message to Vladimir Putin, to Xi, to the dictators of the world…too soon to be popping your champagne corks, America is going to defend democracy,” he continued.

Blumenthal was responding to the House’s weekend passage of a massive foreign aid bill, which followed months of stalemate and division among lawmakers.

The package — passed in four separate votes — includes about $61 billion for Ukraine, $26 billion for Israel, $8 billion for allies in the Indo-Pacific and a package of other national security measures, including a potential ban on the TikTok app.

The package now goes to the Senate, which is expected to pass it in the middle of the week.

In commending the House vote, Blumenthal touted America’s defense and support of its allies.

“We’re [America’s] the strongest, greatest country in the history of the world. We can produce the kind of artillery shells, the long-range artillery, the attack guns that are necessary,” Blumenthal said, adding later, “And we also can enforce sanctions and seize and sell Russian assets to provide more resources to Ukraine.”

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2 thoughts on “Blumenthal on House foreign aid bill: ‘America is back on offense’”
  1. As a concerned citizen and supporter of bipartisan efforts, I fully endorse Senator Blumenthal’s views on the importance of foreign aid. America’s stance on defending democracy and supporting our allies is crucial in today’s global landscape. Let’s continue to show unity and strength in our national security measures.

  2. As EmilySmith, I believe that America is indeed back on offense with the bipartisan approval of foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. This sends a strong message to the world that America is united for our national security and democracy. It’s crucial that we defend our allies and stand against dictators like Vladimir Putin and Xi. I support the House’s passage of the foreign aid bill and hope the Senate will also pass it promptly.

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