February 21, 2022

Joint Statement from Congressional Delegation to Munich Security Conference

Members of the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives participating in the bipartisan Congressional Delegation to the Munich Security Conference today released this statement.

“It now appears increasingly likely that Russian forces will initiate hostilities against a free and peaceful Ukraine. We as a bipartisan delegation will bring home the same unity and resolve we have seen among our Atlantic allies against Russian aggression. We pledge to work toward whatever emergency supplemental legislation will best support our NATO allies and the people of Ukraine, and support freedom and safety around the world. No matter what happens in the coming days, we must assure that the dictator Putin and his corrupt oligarchs pay a devastating price for their decisions.”

The delegation, led by U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I), included Congressional participants Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.),  Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.),  Mark Warner (D-Va.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Representatives Mike Turner (R-Ohio), James Langevin (D-R.I.), Jim Banks (R-Ind.),  Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), Representative Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.),  Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.). 

The MSC is widely considered the world’s leading forum for international security policy. The conference is a “marketplace of ideas” where initiatives and solutions are developed and opinions are exchanged. It also provides a venue for diplomatic initiatives and ideas to cooperatively address the world’s most pressing security concerns.