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Beyer Votes For Ukraine Supplemental

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on his vote for H.R. 8035, the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act:

“At last Congress is doing the right thing and taking action to fund Ukraine. This should have happened so long ago, and we can only hope that the cynicism of Republican members that caused this delay will not result in lasting damage to Ukraine’s war effort.

“The Ukrainian people did not choose this war, it was begun by a bloodthirsty tyrant who has designs that go far beyond Ukraine. If allowed to expand unchecked, Russian aggression would make a deadly global confrontation more likely. Though some of my colleagues would like to imagine that they can hide from world events, history has shown many times that what happens in Europe and elsewhere in the world affects our national security. Ignoring expansionism is not a strategy to defeat America’s geopolitical foes, it will only empower them.

“I urge the Senate to pass this legislation with all possible speed so that Ukraine can get the help it needs as quickly as possible. I commend the Biden Administration’s work that has been so effective at forging and keeping together the consensus of our allies to support and sustain Ukraine. It is my deepest hope that this victory in Congress, though much delayed, will help to make possible Ukraine’s ultimate victory on the battlefield.”

The bill passed the House today with robust bipartisan support, and is expected to clear the Senate and be signed into law by the President with other national security legislation in the coming days.