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Wittman Reintroduces Legislation Establishing Special IG for Ukraine Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, announced the reintroduction of his legislation establishing the Office of the Special Inspector General for Ukrainian Military, Economic, and Humanitarian Aid for the 118th Congress. This legislation would ensure that any funding sent to Ukraine for military, economy, and humanitarian aid receives independent and objective overside and audits.  

“Following the recent one-year anniversary mark of Russia’s barbaric and inhumane invasion of Ukraine, I remain steadfast in supporting Ukraine’s fierce fight to maintain its independence,” said Congressman Wittman. “The ongoing war in Ukraine will indelibly shape the future of the European security environment, and we must continue to demonstrate to Vladimir Putin that his aggression will not be tolerated. Efforts by the United States and our European allies throughout the last year have clearly demonstrated to Putin his actions will not go without consequences, and I believe we should continue to take strong actions to hold Putin responsible. At the same time, we owe Americans peace of mind that their hardworking taxpayer dollars are being used in an efficient manner that prioritizes American interests. This bill will seek to ensure Congress fulfils its role as a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars, while continuing to stand united with our NATO allies in support of Ukraine.”

H.R. 855 was introduced on February 6, 2023, with four original cosponsors: Representatives Darrell Issa (CA-48), Larry Bucshon (IN-08), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21). Click here to read the full text. 

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, at 10:00AM, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a full committee hearing on “Oversight of U.S. Military Support to Ukraine.” Click here to watch this hearing online. 

To read Congressman Wittman’s latest opinion piece, “Lessons Congress has learned one year into the Ukraine war,” click here.