Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) voted against the supplemental funding package that would provide foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, and Taiwan due to the unprecedented spending levels and the bill’s failure to secure our own borders.

Senator Barrasso voted against it too.

“Under this administration, the people of Wyoming have watched the cost of living and our national debt reach unprecedented heights as Senate Democrats have carelessly spent their hard-earned tax dollars to fund their partisan priorities and saddled future generations with insurmountable debt,” said Lummis. “We have a responsibility to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ hard-earned money by finding ways to pay for the legislation we pass. I am disappointed this $95 billion package is not paid for, which is why I voted against it.”

To watch the senator's remarks on the floor of the Senate, click here. 

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Ahead of tonight’s vote, Sen. Lummis introduced an amendment to this legislation to ensure it is paid for and does not further increase the deficit. Lummis’ amendment would install Fiscal Year 2025 spending caps to protect Wyoming taxpayers from having to foot the bill for this $95 billion foreign aid package.

She also cosponsored an amendment to provide funding for Rip and Replace to remove Chinese components from our wireless communications systems.

In March, Senator Lummis introduced the Supporting National Security with Spectrum Act to ensure Wyoming communities have uninterrupted access to reliable broadband and wireless services without adding to our national debt.

Last week, she joined her colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) urging him to vote on aid to each country separately instead of merging it all into one massive spending

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