On March 7, 2022, With Honor Action called upon Congress to pass a $10 billion package of security and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. The work, alongside the For Country Caucus, to pass bipartisan legislation bolstering Ukraine and encouraging cooperation among our NATO allies and the Baltic states has continued. Previous For Country Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives Jared Golden and Don Bacon, passed legislation tasking the Department of Defense with drawing key lessons from the first year of Russia’s invasion and Caucus member Representative August Pfluger has passed legislation supporting the comprehensive Baltic Defense Assessment.
The For Country Caucus has remained steadfast in its support for Ukraine. Despite calls for decreased aid, members of the Caucus have consistently voted to pass key legislation, including the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 which would facilitate a lend-lease program similar to the one authorized during World War II for Ukraine and other eastern European countries, and the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022, which authorized $40.1 billion in military and humanitarian aid.
As the conflict in Ukraine rages on, With Honor Action is proud to work alongside members of the For Country Caucus to advocate for America’s continued support of our Ukrainian allies. In February 2023, previous For Country Caucus Co-Chair Representative Jared Golden and current Co-Chair Representative Tony Gonzales led a bipartisan letter to the Biden Administration encouraging it to provide Ukraine with increased air support capabilities. In June, Caucus Co-Chair Representative Jason Crow led a bipartisan letter advocating for the Administration to provide more intelligence to the International Criminal Court proving Russia had committed war crimes.