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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio voted "no" on H.R. 4278, the Ukraine Support Act. He released the following statement:
By: Congressman Kerry Bentivolio
I voted “no” on H.R. 4152 which sought “to provide for the costs of loan guarantees for Ukraine”. This legislation adds Ukraine to a list of countries eligible to receive assistance through the Economic Support Fund (ESF). The ESF is essentially a stimulus fund for foreign countries -- which is paid for by the US taxpayer. ESF grants are typically used on items like education, rural development, and transportation. The grants cannot be used for military assistance.
Republican congressmen who have witnessed the horrors of war for themselves as combat veterans are among those leading the way in opposition to American involvement in Syria.
Reps. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, Chris Gibson and Michael Grimm of New York, Doug Collins of Georgia, Ron DeSantis of Florida and Steve Stivers of Ohio have all come out saying they oppose air strikes.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Support Democracy in Egypt Act. The bill temporarily suspends any further delivery of F-16 planes and Abrams tanks to Egypt until further review to ensure that they are promoting democracy and stability in their region.