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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Provide Military and Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

Yesterday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted forthe Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022, H.R. 7691, to provide Ukraine with $40 billion in critical military aid and humanitarian assistance, to help defend against Russia’s invasion. The legislation passed the House on a bipartisan basis, with a vote of 368-57.

“The United States has a responsibility to respond to Russia’s unprovoked and unconscionable war against Ukraine,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “This critical legislation helps Ukraine defend its sovereignty and democracy.  I will continue to support measures to stand with Ukraine and its people.”

Specifically, the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act provides:

  • $8.7 billion to replenish U.S. stocks of equipment sent to Ukraine;
  • $900 million to provide refugee support services, such as housing, English language classes, trauma and support services, community support (including school impact grants), and case management, for arrivals and refugees from Ukraine;
  • $4.35 billion for International Disaster Assistance to provide emergency food assistance to people around the world suffering from hunger as a result of the conflict in Ukraine and other urgent humanitarian needs of populations and communities inside Ukraine; and
  • $150 million for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program to help countries, including Ukraine, weather impacts from rising food prices.

In February, Congresswoman Fletcher introduced the American Energy for Europe Act to establish a program at the Department of Energy to assist our European partners in replacing Russian natural gas, oil, and nuclear supplies with American energy.  In March, she introduced the American Gas for Allies Act to allow U.S. LNG to receive expedited approval to export LNG from the U.S. to NATO countries.  Both bills help the United States respond to Russia’s invasion in a meaningful way while promoting American energy.

Last month, she voted for the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease ActS. 3522, to allow the United States to provide weapons and military supplies to Ukraine and other Eastern European countries impacted by Russia’s invasion without requiring recipients to pay for the equipment up-front.