WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the President’s supplemental request:
“Above and beyond the demands of our work on full-year appropriations, a number of serious challenges to U.S. national security require the Senate’s urgent attention.
“The United States and our allies face an increasingly coordinated challenge from powerful adversaries who seek to weaken us by destroying Israel, rewriting the map of Europe, and putting more of Asia under coercive, authoritarian influence.
"Meanwhile, on the Biden Administration’s watch, an historic crisis at our southern border has confronted the entire country with the effects of unchecked flows of illegal aliens and lethal drugs.
“This moment demands American leadership, which will require the Senate’s decisive action. In the coming days, after reviewing the President’s request, we must produce our own supplemental legislation that meets the demonstrated needs of our national security.
"The Senate will work its will to invest in America’s own defense, help Israel defend itself against Iran-backed terrorism, equip Ukraine for victory over Russia, shore up Taiwan on the leading edge of our crucial competition with communist China, and restore sanity to southern border enforcement.”