Wednesday, February 11, 2015

FreeSavchenko Congressional Resolutions

Dear Friends of Ukraine,

As you are aware, Rep. Sander Levin, co-chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, along with his colleagues, introduced a bipartisan House of Representatives resolution (H.Res.50) calling for the release of Nadiya Savchenko. The resolution has ONLY 22 co-sponsors.  The list of co-sponsors is provided below:

CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]*01/26/2015
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8]*01/26/2015
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]*01/26/2015
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]*01/26/2015
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]02/02/2015
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]02/02/2015
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]02/02/2015
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]02/02/2015
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]02/02/2015
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]02/02/2015
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6]02/02/2015
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]02/02/2015
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]02/04/2015
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]02/04/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]02/04/2015
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21]02/04/2015
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8]02/04/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7]02/04/2015
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]02/04/2015
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]02/04/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]02/10/2015
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]02/10/2015

Similarly, Sen. Benjamin Cardin introduced a Savchenko resolution (S.Res.52) in the Senate on January 28.  The Senate resolution has ONLY three co-sponsors - listed below: 
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]*01/28/2015
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]02/03/2015
Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]02/10/2015

Time is of the essence!  These are very important resolutions in support of Savchenko's release.  Her trial in Moscow has been extended and her health is in grave danger.  Please contact your respective Member of Congress and Senators immediately and request their co-sponsorship of these important resolutions.  You may contact your Representative directly by using the House website at: or the Senate website at

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact UNIS at 202 547-0018, or by e-mail at

Michael Sawkiw, Jr.
Ukrainian National Information Service
(Washington Bureau - Ukrainian Congress Committee of America)

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