As the September 30th deadline approaches, congressional leaders seem to be making little progress in passing a stopgap funding bill that would avoid a government shutdown.
Unfortunately, many Americans may soon be facing the consequences of this political failure, including possible job losses and decreased access to necessary services.
However, there is one group of people who can rest assured that their operations will not be affected by any potential shutdown: Ukraine.
While citizens of the United States are left waiting and worrying about what comes next, Ukraine has been given an exemption from any budget turmoil by the Pentagon – meaning they’ll still receive their money regardless of what happens in Washington.
At least some in Washington have seen fit to make sure Ukraine doesn’t miss out on its funding. After all, just days before the looming shutdown Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley and other senior leaders at the Pentagon.
It was during this meeting that it was announced that Pentagon operations related to Ukraine would remain intact even if Congress failed to pass a budget deal – allowing key training activities and other support for Kyiv’s forces to move ahead without interruption.
🚨 JUST IN: The Pentagon has decided to EXEMPT Ukraine operations from a potential government shutdown if lawmakers fail to reach a deal by the end of the month.
This means tens of billions will continue flowing into Ukraine regardless.
Why is that even legal? pic.twitter.com/GKcCPb9aTb
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) September 21, 2023
Even if Congress doesn’t appropriate money, the Pentagon will keep funding Ukraine. As I’ve said, we do not have a representative government. We have not had one for a while. We have an oligarchy with the ornamentation of representative government. https://t.co/G6k8D7joJJ
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) September 22, 2023
Congress has been a dog and pony show.
It’s an act
The dementia patient in the White House shows the Presidency is an act. There’s no way he’s actually making decisions
The entire “Daylight Government” is the emperor no clothes.
Who’s pulling the strings?
— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) September 22, 2023
Our leaders in Congress have a subservient attitude toward Zelensky, jumping to do his bidding without question.
The American people should be insulted.