(The Hill) The House voted to cut U.S. aid to Pakistan by $650 billion in the defense appropriations bill Wednesday night in the latest jab at Pakistan by Congress.
The amendment to cut aid by $650 million, proposed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), passed on the floor in a voice vote. Initially, Poe had proposed cutting the aid by $1.3 billion, but he withdrew that amendment and agreed upon half the amount.
“Pakistan seems to be the Benedict Arnold nation in the list of countries that we call allies,” Poe said on the floor. “They have proven to be deceptive and deceitful and a danger to the United States.”