Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Rep. Norcross Votes for Additional Security and Humanitarian Assistance to Ukraine

May 10, 2022
News Release

Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces (TAL) Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after voting for the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act.

“The Ukrainian people have shown enormous courage in defending democracy against Putin’s brutal and unprovoked war. But wars are not won by courage alone, and that is why I voted for this additional emergency funding. This funding supports the security of Ukraine and the humanitarian needs of the millions of Ukrainian people who have fled or been displaced by Russia’s senseless war, like the women and children I met at the Ukrainian border last month. With this aid, the United States is sending a powerful message to the oligarchs in the Kremlin: We remain firm in our belief that Ukrainian freedom will triumph over Russian fascism. I’m proud to say I stand with Ukraine and I’m proud to have voted for this bill.”

As TAL Chair, Congressman Norcross directly and regularly communicates with Department of Defense and industry leaders regarding the supply of lethal aid to Ukraine. He has placed particular emphasis on the production, supply, stockpile, and demand of anti-tank weaponry including javelin and stinger systems.

The Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act will deliver a wide range of resources to assist the Ukrainian people, including:

  • $6 billion to deliver weapons and security assistance to the Ukrainian military.
  • $3.9 billion to bolster U.S. military operations in Europe.
  • $8.7 billion to deliver economic aid and fund government services across Ukraine.
  • $5 billion to provide food assistance in Ukraine and around the world.
  • $900 million to support families fleeing from Ukraine.

Today’s vote follows the enactment of the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, which is streamlining the shipment of weapons systems, ammunition and other equipment to Ukraine.

On a strongly bipartisan basis, the Congress has also taken several key steps to punish and isolate Russia, including the suspension of permanent normal trade relations, the reauthorization of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, and a ban on the import of Russian oil and energy products. Additionally, the House has advanced the Asset Seizure for Ukraine Reconstruction Act and the Ukraine War Crimes Act.