Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman David Cicilline (1st Congressional District of Rhode Island)
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, voted to pass the bipartisan emergency supplemental spending bill for Ukraine. This new nearly $40 billion package includes military aid, support for the Ukrainian economy, and humanitarian assistance for food security to address the worldwide hunger crisis stemming from Putin’s invasion.
“The Ukrainian people have sustained a valiant fight against Russia, and the United States and our allies must continue to support them with military and humanitarian aid. We need to ensure that Ukrainians on the front lines have the tools and equipment that they need, when they need it, as they continue to not just defend Ukrainian sovereignty but also democracy.”
This new package builds on our other actions to support Ukraine and punish Russia including the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, which has been signed into law, and the Asset Seizure for Ukraine Reconstruction Act. Over the course of the last two months, Congress has appropriated and the President has allocated roughly $14 billion in funding for security, humanitarian, and economic support that has allowed the United States to respond to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine at unprecedented scope, scale, and speed.