WASHINGTON — Rep. Victoria Spartz is part of a bipartisan congressional delegation that departed Tuesday for Brussels, Belgium, and Kyiv, Ukraine.
The delegation includes Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Ami Bera (D-CA), Colin Allred (D-TX), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Mark Green (R-TN), August Pfluger (R-TX) and Mikie Sherill (D-NJ).
In Brussels, the group will meet with representatives from NATO, the EU, and NATO and EU member states to discuss the security situation in Eastern Europe and the buildup of Russian troops along Ukraine’s border and in Belarus.
In Kyiv, the delegation will meet with senior Ukrainian officials to discuss security and reinforce U.S. support for Ukraine.
Spartz, who represents Indiana’s 5th District, was born in Ukraine. She immigrated to the United States in 2000 and became a U.S. citizen in 2006. Spartz is the first Ukrainian-born member of the U.S. Congress.