July 05, 2022
Manchin, Murkowski, Hassan, Portman, Blumenthal, Duckworth Introduce Resolution to Rebuild Ukraine
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the United States’ commitment to rebuilding Ukraine after the impacts of Putin’s war.
“It is our responsibility as a world power and democratic leader to support our allies in times of need,” said Senator Manchin. “Putin’s war on Ukraine continues to impact Ukrainians, Americans and our allies, and we must be prepared for the massive recovery efforts that will be needed to rebuild Ukraine. I am proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution that recognizes our commitment to rebuilding and supporting the people of Ukraine and will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to put this resolution on the Senate Floor.”
“The United States must continue to play a leading role in the fight to defend democracy. Russia’s ruthless and illegal invasion of Ukraine is a threat to the global rules and norms we hold dear. That is why I strongly support the defense of Ukraine – allowing them to take the fight to the Russian’s – rather than allowing Putin to expand his tyranny around the world. There will come a time when Ukraine will rebuild and as a global leader, we should join others and be there to help,” said Senator Murkowski.
“As we continue to counter Putin’s unconscionable invasion of Ukraine, we are also united in our commitment to support Ukraine as it rebuilds,” said Senator Hassan. “This resolution sends a strong bipartisan message that Americans stand with the Ukrainian people, and that we will always stand on the side of freedom.”
“Russia’s brutal and unjust war against Ukraine has caused horrible destruction and devastation to cities and towns all over the country, while also crippling Ukraine’s economy. As the leader of the free world, the United States must help its ally both now and once this war is over – so that Ukrainians may return home and rebuild their lives and their country,” said Senator Portman. “I am pleased to support this resolution to show our commitment to our ally Ukraine and encourage all of my colleagues in the Senate to do the same.”
“This resolution reaffirms our long-term commitment to our Ukrainian allies. Aid, weapons, and humanitarian assistance have helped counter Putin’s war of aggression, but Russia’s brutal, unprovoked assault has had devastating consequences across the country. The United States will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine as we help rebuild and restore their home to the vibrant nation it once was. I’m proud to join my colleagues in this bipartisan effort,” said Senator Blumenthal.
“The human suffering caused by Putin’s unjustified and unjustifiable attack on Ukraine’s sovereign territory demands our continued attention,” said Senator Duckworth. “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. I’m proud to join my colleagues to call for this bipartisan resolution that reiterates our commitment to helping Ukraine rebuild and I will continue supporting efforts to ensure Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty, its people’s survival and their right to self-governance continues for generations to come.”
The bipartisan resolution can be found here.
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