The White House and DOD are circulating maps on Capitol Hill that show which states are getting the biggest economic benefit from defense contractors supporting the nation’s aid to Ukraine. It’s part of the administration’s push to convince Congress to spend more on the wars in Ukraine and Israel, Politico noted.
After Politico and others reported on the briefing materials, DOD posted an updated version. It includes maps showing the states where contractors are receiving money to supply munitions and equipment for supplemental spending and the states where contractors are being paid to restock them.
“As Department of Defense leaders have said previously, support for Ukraine has mobilized the U.S. defense industrial base, in ways that haven’t been seen in decades,” DOD spokesperson Jeff Jurgensen said in a statement to Politico. “Our industry partners all across the nation have stepped up to meet the kind of production, manufacturing and infrastructure investment capabilities to directly support U.S. commitments to Ukraine — and that will build the kind of industrial base capacity we need for the future.”
A new poll from the Ronald Reagan Institute found strong public support for providing aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, as Defense News reported.
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