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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement after voting in favor of the end of year spending bill.

“This bill is a big win for the American military. It gives a much-needed boost to the Department of Defense and a well-deserved pay raise to our men and women in uniform. A ten percent increase in defense spending will add real dollars to our defense budget. The legislation also contains vital aid to Ukraine to deal a decisive defeat to Putin in his war of aggression.  I’m also pleased my amendment with Senator Whitehouse was adopted that allows the proceeds from confiscated property from Russian oligarchs to be sent to Ukraine to support their efforts to rebuild their country. This over time could be billions of dollars for Ukrainian war efforts.

“However, this legislation is far from perfect and the process that led us to this point needs to change. I look forward to working with the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives to come up with a better process for next year that produces a more fiscally-sound budget.”


  1. Lindsay Graham is at least 90% posturing BS and 10% worthless warnings and/or promises. To me he represents much of what is wrong with too many Republicans in DC. He should have a mask like the classic tragedy/comedy symbol. But his should be 1/2 elephant and half donkey to represent how his beliefs and policies change from day to day. When he and Mitch are gone forever, there may be hope for the Republican Party.


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