NEWS: Sanders Statement on Voting ‘NO’ on Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, March 23 — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today released the following statement regarding his NO vote on the appropriations package passed in the Senate last night:

I voted NO on the appropriations bill that the Senate passed last night. While hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children face starvation in Gaza, this bill actually prohibits funding to UNRWA, the key United Nations aid agency delivering life-saving humanitarian support. This will only intensify the already horrific situation in Gaza. This bill also provides another $3.3 billion in U.S. military aid for Netanyahu’s right-wing government to continue this barbaric war. The Netanyahu government should not receive another penny from U.S. taxpayers.