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Houlahan Responds to Being Personally Sanctioned by Russia for Advocacy of Ukraine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) issued the following statement regarding sanctions levied against her by Russia:


“My father was born in Lviv, so to be sanctioned by Russia for standing up to Putin’s ruthless war against the people of Ukraine is a proud day for me and my family,” said Houlahan. “We don’t need the history books to be written to decide who is on the right side of this war—we are seeing it unfold before our eyes clear as day. Putin is a war criminal, and I’m glad to have led efforts that have drawn his ire. In fact, this latest move has only strengthened my resolve and the resolve of my colleagues to support Ukraine, our NATO allies, and European Partners.”


Most recently, Houlahan led an effort with a bipartisan group of veterans in Congress (the For Country Caucus) to deliver S-300s, improved radar systems, Stinger missiles, anti-ship missiles, and Javelins among other weaponry to the Ukrainian military.


Find the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement here* and a screenshot below.


*Note: some servers have not been able to access the link.


Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator and a nonprofit leader. She represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Small Business Committee. She is the recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award which “recognizes members who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.”