Rosen Helps Pass Package to Support Israel & Ukraine, Tackle Fentanyl Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) helped pass bipartisan legislation to provide aid to Ukraine and Israel, support Taiwan, and send humanitarian assistance to help civilians in Gaza. It also includes the Rosen-backed FEND Off Fentanyl Act, which would require the President to sanction international drug trafficking rings, crack down on fentanyl-related money laundering, and declare fentanyl trafficking a national emergency to free up additional federal resources. The legislation, which passed the Senate with broad bipartisan support, also provides additional funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program that helps protect religious institutions like synagogues at a time of rising antisemitism.

“Our allies need our support now more than ever as they fight against authoritarianism and terrorism around the world. I was proud to vote today for legislation to provide critical aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, while also delivering humanitarian assistance to innocent civilians in Gaza. This package also includes priorities I’ve long supported to help tackle the fentanyl crisis and protect synagogues at a time of rising antisemitism. The House must swiftly take up and pass this critically needed legislation,” said Senator Rosen. “I am disappointed that Washington politicians rejected provisions to secure our border & take even more effective action to stop the flow of illegal drugs into our country. I will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address this crisis.”

The bipartisan supplemental package provides:

  • $14.1 billion for defense assistance to support Israel in its fight against Hamas, and help Israel re-establish territorial security and deterrence. The bill also requires briefings to Congress on the status and welfare of hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza.
  • $60.06 billion in defense assistance to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia, including $19.85 billion to replenish U.S. military weapons and equipment provided to Ukraine, $13.8 billion to allow Ukraine to rearm itself through purchases of new weapons and munitions from the U.S. industrial base, and $14.8 billion for military training, intelligence sharing, and support activities.
  • $4.83 billion in funding to bolster U.S. and allied capabilities in the Indo-Pacific and deter aggression from the Chinese Communist Party.
  • $9.15 billion in global humanitarian aid, specifically for Ukraine, Gaza, the West Bank, East Africa, and South Asia. Funding to help Palestinian civilians is prohibited from going to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
  • $400 million for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to protect religious institutions like synagogues from attacks amid a rise in antisemitism.

Senator Rosen has been working to pass bipartisan legislation that provides much-needed assistance to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, and address the crisis at the southern border. She has been a leader in the push to increase funding for the Nonprofit Security Grants Program and help protect religious institutions from violence. Earlier this week, Senator Rosen voted in favor of a bipartisan package that would’ve provided all of the assistance needed to our allies while also investing in border security. After Senate Republicans rejected that measure, she called out her colleagues for putting politics first.