McCord: DOD will soon ask Congress for more funds to send weapons to Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / April 27, 2022 at 1:33 PM
Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord said today the Defense Department has nearly exhausted all the $3.5 billion in presidential “drawdown authority” being used to replenish the transfer of U.S. weapons directly to the Ukrainian military to defend against an ongoing Russian invasion. McCord, speaking at a House Budget Committee hearing, said DOD expects to seek additional funding from Congress in the coming days to support more U.S. weapons transfers to Ukraine. “As of this week, we probably will have used all...

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