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Blumenthal Votes in Favor of Funding to Support National Security & Global Allies

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined a significant bipartisan Senate majority in supporting a supplemental funding package that advances national security interests and supports our allies and partners. The legislation now goes to President Biden for his signature.

“This bill sends a message to the world: we reject isolationism and apathy and we will not abandon our friends in their hour of need. This much-needed aid package provides more than $90 billion to build and replenish our weapons supplies here at home, sends desperately needed arms and ammunition to our allies, and strengthens deterrence in the Indo-Pacific to prevent another conflict. An essential provision to seize the assets of Putin’s partners in conflict has double benefits: holding accountable the cruel enablers of Russia’s murderous invasion and using those assets to rebuild Ukraine,” Blumenthal said.

“Now we must move with urgency to actually deliver both weapons and humanitarian aid, because time is not on our side in these crises. We are the arsenal of democracy and with today’s vote, we are reminding the dictators of the world that the United States will not retreat in the face of wanton aggression. As Abraham Lincoln said at a trying time for our democracy, let this day be a reminder that the United States will not allow our worst demons to overcome our better angels.”