WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler took action to provide vital aid to Ukraine, strengthen American defense capability, and address national security concerns at the southern border.
“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is unconscionable and the free world cannot stand by and allow Vladimir Putin to continue to murder innocent people,” said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. “I am proud to stand by Ukraine and support this measure which provides critical emergency funding to the Ukrainians as they fight back against this horrible invasion of their country.” This support includes authorizing additional weapons for Ukraine, increasing our nation’s ability to enforce sanctions against Russia, and supporting the FBI in countering cyber-threats from Russia.
“Russia’s actions against a sovereign nation are a somber reminder that freedom is always under threat. As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, I was pleased to successfully advocate for multiple provisions in this bill to strengthen the United States military and provide our men and women in uniform with the capabilities they need to defend our country from adversaries abroad,” said Hartzler. “This includes a focus on the growing Chinese threat and funding for key modernization and procurement programs such as the acquisition of additional F-18s, F-35s, C-130s, Virginia Class submarines and continued development of the B-21 bomber which will eventually be based at Whiteman AFB.”
Hartzler further added the bill also provides urgent funding for the Iron Dome air defense system to support Israel’s ability to defend itself from increased aggression towards their country and provides funding to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and harmful drugs that threaten our communities at the southern border.
“Our national security also includes addressing our porous border and stopping the flow of illegal immigrants and harmful drugs that threaten our communities, said Hartzler. “This bill prevents the Biden Administration from canceling $1.9 billion in border wall funding and provides funds for additional Customs and Border Protection agents,” added Hartzler.
In a separate vote, Hartzler opposed a domestic spending measure which would increase American debt at a time when the nation is facing rising inflation and escalating energy prices.
“The domestic spending measure, which I opposed, failed to reverse Biden’s vaccine mandates, funneled money to woke social programs, and added more fuel to the fire of inflation,” said Hartzler. “The bill increased non-defense spending by $46 billion, failed to reverse the COVID-19 emergency or the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates, increased annual funding for the IRS to $12.6 billion, and doubled down on Green New Deal subsidies and climate policies,” added Hartzler.
“These are the wrong priorities for our nation at this critical time.”
Both legislative measures passed the House and now head to the Senate for consideration.