DOD asks Congress to loosen spending restrictions on Ukraine aid

By Tony Bertuca / March 25, 2024 at 8:00 AM
The Defense Department is asking Congress to modify the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative to allow for an additional two years of funding flexibility, according to a new legislative proposal . The department’s USAI fund, which is used to contract directly with defense companies, is different from the presidential drawdown authority DOD uses to rapidly transfer weapons directly to Ukraine from U.S. stocks. “This proposal would provide DOD with cross-fiscal year (CFY) authority for USAI, allowing the period of performance of...

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