U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) in introducing the Never Yielding Europe’s Territory (NYET) Act to provide the critical support Ukraine needs to defend itself and deter Russian aggression today, while imposing real costs on the Kremlin for its ongoing and potential future aggression against Ukraine.
“The United States, under President Joe Biden’s leadership, has failed to de-escalate Russia’s aggression toward our trusted partner Ukraine and stop Putin’s imperial march. Instead of appeasing the Kremlin and Putin’s regime, the Biden administration needs to take decisive and proactive action,” said Senator Joni Ernst, the first female combat veteran elected to the U.S. Senate. “This effort will immediately stop construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, prosecute sanctions against Russia to punish its aggression, mobilize critical resources to support our democratic partner Ukraine, and fight back against authoritarianism to keep our country safe.”