Chair DeLauro Statement on Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

February 24, 2022
Press Release

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement on Russia’s attack on Ukraine:

“I condemn Russia’s unwarranted and malicious invasion of Ukraine and stand with the Ukrainian people who are under attack. Vladimir Putin’s greed, growing aggression, and unyielding pursuit of power have brought us to this point, which will lead to grievous loss of life and humanitarian devastation.

“President Putin and his cronies must pay the full price for their actions, which are not just an attack on Ukrainian sovereignty but on global democracy. We must move further beyond the initial tranche of sanctions imposed by the Biden Administration to respond to Russian aggression. In conjunction with our allies, we must terminate Russia’s participation in the global economy and fully cut off Russia’s leading financial institutions.

“The Appropriations Committee has long supported Ukraine as it has strengthened its democracy and defended itself against Russian aggression. My colleagues and I are carefully monitoring the situation and stand ready to provide assistance both to our Ukrainian partners and to our allies in Central and Eastern Europe as they confront this crisis.”

117th Congress