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Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Agreement on National Security Supplemental Package

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, today released the following statement in response to the announcement of a bipartisan national security supplemental funding deal. This follows an announcement from the European Union that it will provide $54 billion in new aid to Ukraine.

“For months, I’ve been urging my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to compromise on a national security package that will support our democratic partners abroad while also shoring up protections at our border. This bipartisan agreement shows that the United States firmly stands on the side of freedom and against autocrats and terrorists by providing substantial support for our partners in Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. The funding included in this deal for Ukraine comes at a critical time in the war—and America’s continued support is not a blank check; it’s a strategic investment that bolsters U.S. deterrence, protects democracies across Europe and strengthens the U.S. industrial base, including many good jobs in New Hampshire.

“Governing requires compromise, and there were many difficult decisions made throughout the process. Our immigration system has been broken for a long time and Congress still needs to take additional action to ensure a better, safer and more humane process. While far from perfect, I’m pleased that with this deal, we are being responsive to the needs at the border and taking steps to curb the flow of illicit drugs into our country.”