WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement about her support of three security supplemental bills for Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific region, key allies of the United States, as well as global humanitarian aid: 

“As the United States, we have a responsibility to support our allies in times of conflict — and a duty to support democracies, whose security affects our own, worldwide,” Congresswoman Dean said. “At this moment, when our democratic allies are vulnerable, it is paramount that we provide aid. Therefore, I voted “Yes” to the three security supplemental bills for Ukraine; Israel; and the Indo-Pacific region, specifically Taiwan.”

For more than two years, Ukraine has fought against Putin’s cruel, illegal invasion—the latest in a decade of his land-grabbing agenda. Yet, in this war of Russian aggression, Ukraine is now rationing weapons and losing ground they fought hard to reclaim. The Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act will provide training, equipment, and weapons to Ukraine, as well as funding for the United States to replenish our own weapons stock. It will also fund oversight from the U.S. Department of State and USAID as Ukraine protects their young democracy. 

While Congresswoman Dean strongly disagrees with Mr. Netanyahu’s execution of this war against Hamas, Israel has a right and responsibility to protect the safety and security of its civilians — and more than half of the funding in the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act is for defense systems and replenishing our own weapons stock. The bill also includes more than $9.5 billion in humanitarian aid to Gaza and other vulnerable populations.

Finally, the Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act will help our allies in the region, including Taiwan, defend themselves against Chinese aggression.

Summaries of the three funding bills can be found here: Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations ActIsrael Security Supplemental Appropriations Act; and Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act.


Rep. Madeleine Dean is a mother, grandmother, attorney, professor, former four-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and U.S. Representative for the Fourth District of Pennsylvania.