Kelly Statement on Senate Passage of National Security Package

Arizona Senator Mark Kelly released the following statement after the Senate passed the national security package to support U.S. partners Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan and provide aid to civilians in Gaza:    

“Continuing to support Ukraine with the weapons and ammunition they need to beat Putin is not only the right thing to do—it’s also critical to our national security. Today, a bipartisan majority of my Senate colleagues agreed, and we know a bipartisan majority in the House supports it too.  

“But we can’t ignore the fact that we had a real, rare opportunity to also address the humanitarian crisis at our border. Republicans walked away from a bipartisan border agreement that should have been included in this package. I’ll keep working to fix our border and broken immigration system because for Arizonans it’s not just a talking point, but a reality we face every day.”   

Kelly spoke on the Senate floor last week about the consequences of not addressing the border and the need to support our allies.