On Thursday, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would revive the World War II-era lend-lease program for Ukraine in another effort to pour weapons into the country. The lend-lease program was used to ship arms to the Soviet Union, China, the UK, and other US allies during World War II.
The bill passed through the Senate earlier this month, and it is now headed to President Biden’s desk. If signed into law, the lend-lease program would ramp up arms shipments to Kyiv by allowing the US to give weapons to Ukraine free of charge while technically requiring payment at a later date.
According to a summary of the bill, it would temporarily waive “certain requirements related to the President’s authority to lend or lease defense articles if the defense articles are intended for Ukraine’s government and necessary to protect civilians in Ukraine from Russian military invasion.”
The US would be to send weapons to Ukraine under the legislation for however long the current conflict lasts. According to the summary, it will remain in effect until “the conflict beginning with Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014 has ceased, and Russia has reduced its military force on Ukraine’s eastern border to the levels maintained prior to March 1, 2021.”
The legislation passed the House in a vote of 417-10 with only Republicans voting against it. The no votes came from Reps. Andy Biggs (AZ), Paul Gosar(AZ), Ralph Norman (SC), Tom Tiffany (WI), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Dan Bishop (NC), Warren Davidson (OH), Scott Perry (PA), Matt Gaetz (FL), and Thomas Massie (KY).
The passage of the bill came the same day President Biden asked Congress for a massive new $33 billion assistance package for Ukraine, which includes $20.4 billion for military aid.
During World War II, the US sent its allies an enormous amount of military aid under the lend-lease program. According to the US Embassy in Russia, the program provided the Soviet Union with $11.3 billion in assistance, the equivalent of $180 billion in today’s currency, from 1941 to 1945.
13 thoughts on “House Passes Bill to Revive WWII-Era Lend-Lease Program for Ukraine”
Ukraine is losing around 200 to 300 men and more than 30 armoured vehicles every day.
So even if the West can deliver 300 tanks and APCs – they will be gone in 10 days.
If possible, let’s hope Russia takes out the die hard Nazi’s that are pushing the conscripts to commit suicide or shoot them in their back if they don’t, first..
Another interesting thing that western media obviously don’t report on is that while the US imposed Nazi putsch regime in the ukraine do want to control the southern/southeastern half of the country, they don’t want the people, often referred to as “useless subhumans and cockroaches”, living there.
Hence how these people have been treated by the regime, especially since the coup 2014 and now are being used as human shields at gunpoint. The ukie bioweapon program warqueen Vickie Nudelman admitted to, has reportedly been tested. In other countries bordering Russia and China often on that country’s army, but in the ukraine, on ethnic civilian Russian/ Russian speaking population in smaller towns, hospitals and psychiatric hospitals.
Yes give away America’s weapons, China is laughing at the retards in congress and Joe Biden.
This wasn’t quite the US disarmament program we were hoping for but OK.
“If signed into law, the lend-lease program would ramp up arms shipments to Kyiv by allowing the US to give weapons to Ukraine free of charge while technically requiring payment at a later date.”
Sure, prosperity is right around the corner in Ukraine. And do the arms manufacturers get their payment at a later date?
Absurd…! Does US want these weapons back at some point in the future…?!
Putin is not Hitler. Russia is not Nazi Germany. Biden is not FDR.
We’re totally in a surreal nightmare if the only leaders willing to pause the march into ever bloodier and destructive war are extremist republicans like Greene. Off to hell we go, complimenting ourselves on our deep principles and righteous indignation. If we don’t all end up nuked, at least we can hope for a future where we are so impoverished that we can no longer fund such self-destruction.
Yes, Mrs. Ed is quite the piece of work. “Marshall law” anyone?
It is people like Mrs. Greene who preserve your right to toss your head and stamp your foot.
Covid is a smoke screen for radiation sickness (5G)
The land-lease program was a total game changer during ww2, and it will be the same this time around!
It will make it so much easier to provide Ukraine with whatever they need, whenever they need it. No need to go to congress for each new help package, as the US isn’t giving the weapons to Ukraine, it’s leasing them for free. Really smart move!
my, oh my, now you all know who truly started 9/11, our very own dishonest government, lie about intellectual property on the ingredients in the vaccines taken apart with Raman mass spectrometry 8 deadly ingredients that have cellphone ping towers that track you with the sub atomic 2 layer graphene oxide, luciferin, luciferase, and hek 293, absolute proven fact by mass spectrometry, just like forensic files machines from thermo fisher scientific.
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