Spanberger Statement on Vote to Pass National Security Package

Congresswoman: “Today, Serious Lawmakers Did Their Jobs, Voted to Maintain Our Standing in the World, and Demonstrated the Power & Goodwill of the United States of America”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — a Member of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee — today released the following statement after voting with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House to pass a critical national security package.

“Today, serious lawmakers did their jobs, voted to maintain our standing in the world, and demonstrated the power and goodwill of the United States of America. In contrast, the voices calling for America’s retreat from the world stage were ignored — and history will remember their weakness, if it will remember them at all.

“This package — largely identical to legislation the U.S. Senate passed with 70 votes in February — delivers long overdue aid to our allies in Ukraine in their war against Putin’s army. Additionally, it provides security assistance to Taiwan, defensive support to Israel, and vital humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza and the West Bank. These are priorities not just for global stability, but for America’s national security.

“Russia is ramping up weapons production, Iran is destabilizing the Middle East, and China is deploying military forces closer to the shores of Taiwan. We are in a moment of great global uncertainty — and the United States must stand with our allies and partners around the world. I urge the U.S. Senate to quickly pass this legislation and send it to the President’s desk.”

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