Connolly, Kinzinger Reintroduce the Georgia Support Act
Washington, February 10, 2021
Tags: Foreign Policy
Today, co-chairs of the Georgia Caucus Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), reintroduced the Georgia Support Act. The legislation asserts the United States of America’s continued support for the independence and sovereignty of Georgia, recognizes Georgia’s commitment to democratic values including free and fair elections, and affirms U.S. opposition to Russian aggression in the region.
“It has been over 12 years since Russian forces invaded and occupied Georgian lands. Yet, in the face of Russia’s violations of basic human rights, Georgia has worked tirelessly to develop their democracy and fight for independence for their people. For these reasons, it is important that we reintroduce this legislation,” said Congressman Kinzinger. “As a co-chair of the Georgia Caucus, I stand firm with our Georgian friends in pushing back against Russian aggression. I want to thank my colleague, Congressman Connolly, for his dedication to a free and democratic Georgia.”
The Georgia Support Act passed the House of Representatives on October 22, 2019. The legislation also passed in the 115th Congress.
Text of the legislation is available here.