Sherrill Underscores Urgency of Ukraine Aid in House Armed Services Committee Hearing

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Navy Veteran, former Russian Policy Officer, and member of the House Armed Services Committee, pressed Department of Defense leadership on the critical need to deliver additional funding to Ukraine in order to protect both American national security interests and the future of democracy worldwide.

“Ukraine is running low on ammunition for essential artillery and air defense systems all while Russia is receiving shells from North Korea and Iran. Speaker Johnson has got to bring this vote to the floor. Time is of the essence, has been of the essence, and we must pass the supplemental. It is time for him to show true leadership, despite his own political concerns, and to stop playing politics with this and ensure that Ukraine can effectively fight because our allies and partners have stepped up in the absence of U.S. support,” said Rep. Sherrill. “The United States is failing as a leader of the free world and a vanguard of democratic democracies worldwide; and our adversaries around the world are taking note.”

Sherrill has been at the forefront of House efforts to support Ukraine since the beginning of Putin’s brutal invasion. She spoke directly with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv and while representing the United States as part of a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to the Munich Security Conference. Recently, Sherrill signed a discharge petition to force a House vote on the Senate-passed national security supplemental legislative package and is making the case to her Republican colleagues to do the same.

New Jersey is home to one of the largest Ukrainian-American populations in the country and Congresswoman Sherrill continues to work closely with community leaders to support Ukraine. She marked the two year anniversary of Putin’s brutal invasion at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center in Whippany, NJ where community members heard from Serhiy, a wounded Ukrainian soldier who shared what American support means on the frontlines.

Watch Rep. Sherrill’s questioning here

 

 

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