Senate Ukraine Caucus

Last updated on 19 September 2017

The Senate Ukraine Caucus is a bipartisan[1] caucus of the United States Senate that was inaugurated on February 9, 2015 in Washington, D.C.. Its mission is "to strengthen the political, military, economic, and cultural relationship between the United States and Ukraine."

Its counterpart in the House of Representatives is the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, which was established in 1997 and consists of 41 representatives.[2]

Senate Ukraine Caucus
Co-Chairs Dick Durbin
Rob Portman
Vice-Chairs Kelly Ayotte
Chris Murphy
Sherrod Brown
Mark Kirk
Jeanne Shaheen
Ron Johnson
Founded February 9, 2015 (2015-02-09)
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Seats in the Senate
15 / 100

Members

Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are the caucus' two Co-Chairs. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) are the caucus' Vice-Chairs.[3]

The Senate Ukraine Caucus consists of 15 senators (9 Democrats and 6 Republicans):[4]

Relevant legislation

  • United States International Programming to Ukraine and Neighboring Regions (S.R. 2183),[5] introduced on March 27, 2014
  • Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 (S.R. 2828),[6] introduced on September 16, 2014

See also

References

  1. ^ Matishak, Martin (February 9, 2015). "Senators launch Ukraine Caucus". The Hill. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "Congressional Ukrainian Caucus". Ukrainian Congress Committee of America. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Portman and Durbin Launch Senate Ukraine Caucus". Rob Portman United States Senator for Ohio. February 9, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Portman and Durbin Lead Bipartisan Group in Calling for Increased Military Assistance to Ukraine". Rob Portman United States Senator for Ohio. February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "S.2183 - A bill entitled "United States International Programming to Ukraine and Neighboring Regions".". Library of Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "S.2828 - Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014". Library of Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved February 11, 2015.

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