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Shaheen Statement on Failure to Pass National Security Supplemental to Support Our Allies and Partners and Address Border

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass the national security supplemental funding bill:

“Failure to pass a national security package only serves to embolden adversaries like Russia, Iran, the Chinese Communist Party and North Korea and shows them that the United States is not up to the task of protecting democracy. Failure to get this done would show dictators that America is not willing to stand by our friends and allies.

“At a time when we face multiple crises around the world, I remain committed to working across the aisle to find common ground to support our allies and partners, secure our borders and stop the flow of illicit drugs into our country. I urge Republicans to work with us to find a bipartisan compromise—we have little time left to get this done, and failure is not an option.”

Shaheen has consistently spoken out in support of the national security supplemental funding request, including on the Senate floor last month.