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September 29, 2023 | In The News

Steube Calls out Republicans that want to Fund Hostile Foreign Countries

The Floridian – While on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Greg Steube (R-FL) appeared perplexed that any elected official would consider approving the allocation of taxpayer dollars to countries such as Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and Ukraine.

“Why would we do that?” Rep. Steube questioned. He even took a jab at his fellow Republicans who claim they want to cut spending while simultaneously maintaining the notion that funding should be sent to the aforementioned nations.

“It’s very interesting to me to stand up here and listen to my colleagues who talk about cutting spending, and that we have a deficit and that we have a spending problem in Washington. And they would rather prioritize monies to Iraq, to Lebanon to Palestine, to Ukraine, over the needs that we have in this country,” Rep. Steube stated.

He would go on to mention, “It’s just – The people in my district don’t understand it. When I talk to people in my district, they don’t get it. They don’t understand why we would prioritize sending our hard-earned tax dollars to countries that are completely corrupt and hate us, with no assurances that it’s going to the places that it’s [supposed to go],” said Steube.

“Why would we do that? I just don’t understand why we would stand here in the current economic situation that we have in this country and send money to governments that hate us and try to kill us,” concluded the Florida congressman.

Recently, Steube made an appearance on “Mornings with Maria” to discuss his viewpoint on how Congress should navigate the treacherous waters of a looming government shutdown.

The Florida congressman relayed to the show host that “the rank and file hasn’t been given any direction” but that some ideas are beginning to gain traction – at least in Rep. Steube’s opinion.

“I think [Representative] Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) had a great idea. She said, let’s take the Limit, Save, Grow Act, the conservative bill that we passed to cut spending, conservative principles, every member of Congress voted for that. Couple that with H.R. (House Resolution) 2, which is our border package, and push that forward and send that to the Senate. That’s a conservative bill,” Rep. Steube stated.

“It cuts spending, it does the type of things that we need to do to get our economy back on track. The American people did not put us in charge of the House to do C.R.s (Continuing Resolution) with Democrats to fund the government. They put us in charge of the House to stand on American principles, to stand on good cuts in spending to bring back up our economy and shut down the border.”

Congressman Steube represents Florida’s 17th Congressional District.