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For Immediate Release: 
April 1, 2014
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Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House passed S. 2183 and the Senate amendment to H.R. 4152, legislation supporting Ukraine:

“With the passage of these bills, the United States Congress is sending a strong and clear message to the people of Ukraine that Americans stand with them as they work to build a stable economy and lasting democratic institutions.  They are also a powerful reminder to Russian President Vladimir Putin of America’s unequivocal support for the preservation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  If Russia’s illegal incursion into Crimea continues, the costs to the Russian economy will rise.  I will continue to monitor this situation closely and work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that the Administration has every tool it needs to deter Russian aggression.”