House Passes Legislation to Provide Additional Support to Ukraine
WASHINGTON – On a 368 to 57 vote, the House today passed H.R. 7691, a bipartisan supplemental to provide more than $40 billion in emergency funding to support the Ukrainian people and defend global democracy in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine.
“For nearly three months now, Putin’s greed, growing aggression, and unyielding pursuit of power have led to a grievous loss of life and humanitarian devastation. The cruelty against innocent civilians at the hands of Putin and his cronies is devastating,” Chair DeLauro said. “Given the magnitude of the terror campaign being waged against the Ukrainian people and Ukrainian democracy, we are morally obligated to ensure Ukraine has the security and economic aid they need. I am proud to have joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a bill that does just that. This bill will protect democracy, limit Russian aggression, and strengthen our own national security, while, most importantly, supporting Ukraine and its people.”
The Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act provides critical funding to help Ukraine defend itself and protect its democracy, hold Russian leaders accountable, address rapidly growing food insecurity globally because of the conflict in Ukraine, and provide critical refugee support services.