WASHINGTON — Senator Mike Braun released the following statement on the Ukraine spending package after voting ‘no’ to advance the $40 billion in proposed aid to Ukraine on Monday and before voting ‘no’ on the final passage of the package expected tomorrow.    

I support helping Ukraine expel the Russian invasion, but as inflation, gas prices, and shortages wallop Americans here at home I can’t support $40 billion of new spending unless it’s offset with cuts or taken from already authorized funds, especially when the European Union isn’t matching what we’re doing to end this conflict in their own backyard.” – Senator Mike Braun