US Revives World War II Era Policy to Lend Ukraine Weapons
It’s not often that we find Congress acting in unison these days, with bipartisanship suffering mightily in recent years due to complications from the left’s “Trump Derangement Syndrome”. In fact, our nation appears to be as divided as it ever has been, including during the run-up to the Civil War.
But there is one thing that we can almost all agree upon: Allowing Vladimir Putin free range to do what he wants in Europe is not healthy for the international community. This was the driving force behind the latest bit of congressional bipartisanship this week.
In an unusually bipartisan move, the House of Representatives this week backed legislation that would revive a World War II-era program to deliver arms to Ukraine more efficiently.Advertisement - story continues below
In a 417-10 vote Thursday, the lawmakers in the lower chamber passed the “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022,” which will make it easier to export military aid to Kyiv.
The passage came just three weeks after the Senate unanimously passed the measure, which means it will be sent to President Biden’s desk for his signature.
The policy has some serious pedigree.
The legislation will revive a WWII program that allowed the U.S. to lend or lease military equipment to allied nations, a program that was instrumental in the defeat of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
There were some in the GOP that voted “no” on the bill, including Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene.