Scanlon Statement on House Rules Committee Vote to Advance Critical Funding for Ukraine and Allies

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today released the following statement after voting for a rule to allow the House to vote on the following emergency measures: H.R. 8035 – Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act; H.R. 8034 – Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; H.R. 8036 – Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; H.R. 8038 – 21st Century Peace through Strength Act.  The Senate passed a substantially similar national security package over two months ago with a strong bipartisan majority. 

“Last night I honored my oath to prioritize our national security over partisan politics and voted to stand with our allies across the globe. This is a make-or-break moment for democracy around the world, and we must meet the moment. 

“As Republican infighting continues, Democrats stepped up to provide the necessary votes for these critical measures to move to the House floor. 

“For months, MAGA Republicans have endangered our national security by siding with Vladimir Putin and blocking resources that are urgently needed to sustain Ukraine’s fight to protect its democracy. The threat posed by Vladimir Putin goes far beyond Ukraine: He is working with our adversaries around the world to threaten America’s vital national security interests and endanger our allies. 

“This package of bills also includes critical aid for Israel, our allies in the Indo-Pacific, and urgent humanitarian assistance for Palestinians and others in need of relief. 

“Although this package is far from perfect, it presents the fastest path forward to provide  critical foreign aid to further America’s national security interests and send the message that we stand firmly behind our allies and for democracy.”


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