May 19, 2022

Duckworth Statement Following Senate Passing $40 Billion Aid Package For Ukraine


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) who served 23 years in the Reserve Forces, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a roughly $40 billion aid package to support Ukraine during Russia’s war of choice:

“The human suffering caused by Putin’s unjustified and unjustifiable attack on Ukraine’s sovereign territory demands our continued attention, and that’s why I’m so proud the Senate passed this important bill to help the Ukrainian people today. Thanks to the support our nation and others have provided in the months since this war began—and the incredible bravery and sacrifices of so many Ukrainians—Putin is losing this war and NATO is more united and stronger than ever. The resources I voted to pass today will help ensure Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty, its people’s survival and their right to self-governance continues for generations to come.”