Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Ukraine Freedom Support Act Introduced
A companion bill to S.2828, the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, was introduced on Tuesday, December 3, in the House of Representatives with 10 co-sponsors (bipartisan), according to the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) in Washington, DC. HR5782 was introduced by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), co-chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, and supported by the following original co-sponsors:
Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), co-chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
Rep. Jim Gerlach, co-chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Rep. James Moran (D-VA)
Rep. William Keating (D-MA)
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA)
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)
“Please contact your Member of Congress to support this bill. Time is of the essence as Congress is in session for one more week,” urged Michael Sawkiw Jr., UNIS director.
With Ukraine facing a major war that was launched against it by predatory Russia, successful passage of this bill will help President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatseniuk and the Ukrainian armed forces, National Guard and volunteer battalions to wage a successful counteroffensive against Russia, subdue its advances and expel it from Ukraine.
The support of all Ukrainian Americans is essential.