Senate Passes Durbin Led, Duckworth Cosponsored Resolution Showing Bipartisan Support For Ukraine Against Russian Aggression

WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously in support of a bipartisan resolution led by U.S. Senate Majority Whip and Senate Ukraine Caucus Co-Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and John Cornyn (R-TX).  U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined as a cosponsor of the resolution in support of Ukraine in the face of increased Russian aggression.


The resolution is a renewed bipartisan message from the U.S. Senate in fierce support of the United States’ Ukrainian and NATO partners in response to President Putin’s escalating aggression. 


“The Ukrainian people have a right to peacefully choose their own path forward as a nation, and the passage of this bipartisan resolution reaffirms the United States’ support of Ukraine charting its own course,” Durbin said. “The Ukrainian and the Russian people deserve better than Putin’s warped and selfish pursuit of Soviet nostalgia designed just to help him stay in power.”


“I’m very troubled by the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s clear and continuing escalation of tensions in the region and I was proud to join this bipartisan group of Senators to send a clear message that the United States supports Ukraine’s self-determination and stands strong against Putin’s unwarranted aggression,” said Duckworth.


Along with Durbin, Shaheen, Portman, Cornyn, and Duckworth, the resolution is also cosponsored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman and Ranking Member, Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID), and U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Coons (D-DE), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Tom Carper (D-DE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), John Hoeven (R-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rick Scott (R-FL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), John Barrasso (R-WY), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), John Kennedy (R-LA), Angus King (I-ME), Marco Rubio (R-FL) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME).


Text of the resolution is available here.