Why several NYC House members voted against funding to help defend Israel or Ukraine

At long last, the House of Representatives approved on Saturday billions of dollars in new funding to help Israel and Ukraine defend themselves — but several members of New York City’s delegation stood opposed to one or the other measures.

Brooklyn/Staten Island Congress Member Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican, voted against the $61 billion funding package for Ukraine, which aims to support the eastern European nation’s ongoing war for survival against Vladimir Putin’s Russia forces.