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Senator Graham denounces debt increase over lack of defense financing

WASHINGTON, June 1 – RIA Novosti. Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has criticized the compromise bill to increase the national debt by 2025 for a lack of funds for U.S. defense needs and a lack of financial aid to Ukraine.

“I think this is one of the most misconstrued national defense ideas since the 2011 foreclosure (in 2011, the Obama administration passed the Budget Control Bill that raised the national debt ceiling in exchange for reducing the budget deficit by $2.4 trillion over the next decade). — ed.),” Graham said while speaking to the Senate on Thursday.

“If you believe that the main task of the federal government is to protect the country, then we are making a huge mistake with this bill,” said the senator, emphasizing that the bill did not provide “not a penny” to support Ukraine. and does not provide proportional funding for threats from China.

The Republican pointed out that US soldiers could be involved in this conflict and complained about the possibility of US involvement in the conflict between NATO and Russia.

On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a compromise bill to raise the national debt ceiling by January 2025 in exchange for limiting federal spending growth.

The bill now needs to be considered by the Senate, and if approved by both houses of Congress, it will go to US President Joe Biden for signature. The White House expects this to happen as early as June 5th.

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