[Ed. – Key question: why would it take $10 million in new federal spending to renew grant waivers for an Iran “deal”? What is it, walking around money for Rob Malley? That’s a serious question. Treasury shouldn’t need to be paid $10 million to grant waivers again, the paperwork for which is a function its employees are already being paid to execute.]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced on Thursday evening an amendment to a massive budget bill being debated by the Senate that would divert U.S. taxpayer funds meant to implement the Iran nuclear deal and, instead, give it to the Defense Department for the training and medical care of military dogs, including dogs who are deployed to war zones.
Cruz’s amendment, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, was filed as Amendment 838 and would divert around $10 million allocated to the State and Treasury Departments for implementing the 2015 nuclear accord—specifically money that would be spent by the Biden administration granting sanctions waivers—and give it to the Pentagon’s military dogs. The amendment is meant to proactively prevent the Biden administration from spending American taxpayer funds on its expected push to reenter the deal, which former President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018.