Spanberger Votes with Bipartisan Majority to Deliver Military Aid, Humanitarian Support to Ukraine

Congresswoman: “We Must Stand with the Ukrainian People & Make Sure They Have the Equipment They Need to Win the War”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — a Member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee — tonight voted with an overwhelmingly bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to deliver additional military aid, economic support, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine as it fends off Putin’s invasion.

Among its provisions, the Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act includes significant investments in American military assistance to Ukraine. Specifically, this package would support the supply of equipment, weapons, logistics support, and intelligence support to the military and national security forces of Ukraine. Additionally, the legislation would help address refugee resettlement challenges in the region and the growing level of food insecurity around the world as a result of the conflict.

“Ukraine is not giving up the fight to preserve its sovereignty, and that means the United States must not yield in our support. In the last few days, we have seen another barrage of Vladimir Putin’s lies accompanied by yet another series of attacks perpetrated against Ukrainian civilians. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a threat to the stability of Europe and the future of democracies around the world,” said Spanberger. “We must stand with the Ukrainian people and make sure they have the equipment they need to win the war. This additional package will provide Ukraine with not only more of the anti-tank and anti-ship missiles that have proven so effective, but also with the artillery, radar systems, and drone technology required to push Russia back from Ukrainian territory.”

The package now moves to the U.S. Senate for further consideration.

The Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act would also help cover the costs of seizing, retaining, and selling the forfeited property of Russian oligarchs. Last month, Spanberger voted to pass the Asset Seizure for Ukraine Reconstruction Act, legislation she cosponsored that encourages the seizure and sale of Russian oligarchs’ assets to support Ukraine’s continued fight for freedom.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Spanberger has been unwavering in her support for the Ukrainian people and their military during this time of conflict. Last month, she voted for legislation that authorized the President to enter into lend-lease agreements with Ukraine to provide additional U.S. military equipment. Yesterday, the President signed the Spanberger-cosponsored legislation into law.

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