Today, the US House of Representatives will discuss the Georgia Support Act, submitted by the co-chairs of the House Georgia Caucus, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Gerry Connolly, which has about 30 co-sponsors both from democratic ad republican parties. Prior to the consideration of the Act by the House of Representatives, the draft document was unanimously adopted by several committees, including the Foreign Relations, Legal Affairs and Revenue Committees.
The document 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.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Act supports the right of the people of Georgia to freely determine their future and make independent and sovereign choices on foreign and security policy, including regarding their country’s relationship with other nations and international organizations, without interference, intimidation, or coercion by other countries;
According to the document, “It shall be the policy of the United States, in consultation with Georgia, to enhance Georgia’s deterrence, resilience, and self-defense, including through appropriate assistance to improve the capabilities of Georgia’s armed forces.“