Senator Marshall Blocks Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer’s Toothless Emergency Supplemental Package

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. blocked Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer’s $110 billion emergency supplemental package from coming to the Senate floor for a vote. The final text of this package, which spends over $61 billion on Ukraine, was released just minutes before Senators took the vote. 

Senator Marshall released the following statement regarding his vote against proceeding to this package:

“Today Senate Republicans held the line and united against Senate Democrats’ $110 billion package that would have signed over another blank check to help secure Ukraine’s borders and not our own,” Senator Marshall said. “We are nowhere closer to a deal today on this supplemental package than we were weeks ago. Leader Schumer has made hollow threats to try and force our hand, but refused to come to the table and actually negotiate.”

“My number one priority is addressing the worsening, self-inflicted border crisis. Our porous southern border is the greatest most immediate national security threat that our country faces today,” Senator Marshall continued. “As a result of Joe Biden’s failures, the cartels are in control, terrorists are here in our interior living in the shadows, and hundreds of Americans are dying every day from fentanyl poisoning. Throughout this process I have been clear on my priorities: border, border, border. Let’s secure our borders and then help our ally.”