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Washington, D.C. — Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on reports the U.S. provided shorter-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine in recent days.

“If true, this report would be a positive development — but sadly indicative of the repeated failure of the Biden administration to provide weapons to Ukraine when they are needed. Waiting to supply these weapons only after many months of Ukraine’s counteroffensive is utterly nonsensical. These are also the shorter-range version of ATACMS, not the longest-range ATACMS that Ukraine has specifically asked for. Congress won’t let up pressure on the Biden administration until it also provides the longest-range ATACMS, which can hit critical Russian military targets throughout Crimea, leaving Russian troops nowhere to hide on sovereign Ukrainian soil.”