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Senator Peters’ Statement on Passage of National Security Supplemental Package

Legislative Package Now Heads to President to be Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement after voting to pass the national security supplemental package out of the Senate:

“This legislation is vital, not only to U.S. national security, but to democracy and the future of the free world. As we speak, the people of Ukraine are fighting for their lives with dwindling supplies against Putin’s relentless, brutal war on their country. Israel is facing attacks from Iran and its proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah who seek to destroy it. Meanwhile, the Chinese Communist Party continues its aggression toward Taiwan, one of our key economic allies. This is a critical moment that history will remember, and I voted to stand with our allies.”

“This package also delivers critical humanitarian aid to the innocent civilians in Gaza and Ukraine who have been impacted by the ongoing conflicts, and boosts funding to help houses of worship protect their congregations from threats and violence. It also helps address one of the most pressing threats here at home, the fentanyl crisis, by taking on the traffickers and cartels responsible for spreading this deadly drug throughout our communities.”

This legislation, which passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan backing last week, mirrors the supplemental package originally passed by the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support in February. The legislation provides aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. It also provides humanitarian aid to innocent civilians in Gaza and Ukraine. The package additionally includes provisions to help stem the flow of fentanyl in the United States and provides additional funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which helps to protect houses of worship and other nonprofits from security threats. Peters previously spoke on the Senate floor to advocate for the security package.