Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act (S. 3522)

This bill has Passed both chambers of Congress
Bill Summary

This bill temporarily waives certain requirements related to the President's authority to lend or lease defense articles if the defense articles are intended for Ukraine's government and necessary to protect civilians in Ukraine from Russian military invasion. The waived requirements include time prohibitions, recalling defense material mandates, repayment mandates, and a ban on defense material transfers. The waivers will be in place until the Russian invasion has stopped or Russian forces are reduced to March 1, 2021 levels. Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn (Republican, Texas) View full bill text ➔

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Proponents say

•    "I've introduced bipartisan legislation called the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act to ensure that Ukrainian forces have the resources they need to deter and defend against Russian aggression…As it stands today, the President of the United States has a menu of options to support our friends and allies in times of conflict." Source: Sen. John Cornyn (Republican, Texas)

•    "As the war in Ukraine unfolds, delivering military aid as quickly as possible is pivotal for Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against Putin’s unprovoked attacks…The Kremlin is committing horrific assaults throughout the nation on civilian infrastructure and targeting innocent men, women and children." Source: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (Democrat, New Hampshire)

•    "We introduced this measure in January as part of a broad campaign to deter Russia from making a terrible mistake, which the Kremlin has nevertheless now done. This horrific, unnecessary and unprovoked war against Ukraine has to end, with Ukraine prevailing against Russia’s aggression." Source: Sen. Ben Cardin (Democrat, Maryland)