April 14, 2024

New Democrat Coalition Leadership Implores Speaker Johnson to Put Essential National Security Package on the House Floor this Week

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Vice Chairs Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Brad Schneider (IL-10) issued the below statement following the Iranian attack against Israel and the news that House Republican Leadership will move to put a bill on the floor to hold Iran accountable:

“New Dems unequivocally condemn Iran’s attack against Israel and commend the multinational effort that prevented the majority of the more than 300 drones, rockets, and missiles from reaching Israel with deadly effect. We will continue to stand with and support our Democratic ally during this critical time.

“For months, New Dems have called for a vote on the essential national security funding package to protect our allies in Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan in their fights against tyranny and terror and to deliver aid to civilians in Gaza. 

“It’s now imperative Speaker Johnson immediately allow the House to vote for the bipartisan national security package that passed the Senate two months ago. 

“It’s long past time that House Republican Leadership live up to their responsibilities, and uphold America’s ironclad commitment to defending our allies as they fight to defend themselves against oppressive powers.”