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Majority Leader Schumer Statement Following House Passage Of The Critical National Security Supplemental Package

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released a statement following the House passage of the critical national security supplemental package that will help our friends and allies in Ukraine, Israel, the Indo-Pacific, and innocent civilians in Gaza.   

“Today has been six months in the making for the United States Congress.

“Earlier today, the House of Representatives at long last approved desperately-needed funding for Ukraine, for Israel, for the Indo-Pacific, and for humanitarian assistance. And now it is the Senate’s turn to act.

“The Senate now stands ready to take the next step. A few moments ago, Democrats and Republicans locked in an agreement enabling the Senate to finish work on the supplemental with the first vote on Tuesday afternoon.

“Today’s vote is a watershed moment for the defense of democracy, and I applaud the House for stepping up. Our allies across the world have been waiting for this moment, and I assure them the Senate is on the path to pass the same bill soon.

“I thank Speaker Johnson and Leader Jeffries for working together to do the right thing for our country. I know it was a difficult road, but the House is on the right side of history for approving this bill.

“As I said, the House has acted, now it’s the Senate’s turn, and the finish line is now in sight.

“To our friends in Ukraine, to our allies in NATO, to our allies in Israel, and to civilians around the world in need of aid: rest assured America will deliver yet again.”