WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the below statement after voting against advancing the national security supplemental funding bill. The Senate rejected the proposal today, with Republicans voting in unanimous opposition.

“I have said time and time again that I am supportive of a national security supplemental that assists our allies abroad, such as Israel and Ukraine, as well as the national security challenges we face here at home. The border is one of those challenges. The supplemental text that Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer put forward for a vote today does not make any policy changes needed to tackle the crisis. It is for that reason that I could not vote to advance this legislation. I hope that today’s failed cloture vote demonstrates my commitment, as well as the commitment of so many of my Republican colleagues, that we must address our broken border, along with support for Ukraine and Israel in this supplemental package.”

Senator Capito, who also serves as vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, led a number of her Republican colleagues in a series of Senate floor speeches today on the national security supplemental. During the speeches, many senators, including Senator Capito, stressed that a national security supplemental should include substantive and serious policy changes to address the crisis at the southern border. Click here to watch Senator Capito’s speech.

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