Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Foreign Affairs

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More on Foreign Affairs

Mar 27, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio voted "no" on H.R. 4278, the Ukraine Support Act. He released the following statement:

Mar 10, 2014
Blog Post

By: Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

I voted “no” on H.R. 4152 which sought “to provide for the costs of loan guarantees for Ukraine”. This legislation adds Ukraine to a list of countries eligible to receive assistance through the Economic Support Fund (ESF). The ESF is essentially a stimulus fund for foreign countries -- which is paid for by the US taxpayer. ESF grants are typically used on items like education, rural development, and transportation. The grants cannot be used for military assistance. 

Sep 17, 2013
In The News

Republican congressmen who have witnessed the horrors of war for themselves as combat veterans are among those leading the way in opposition to American involvement in Syria.

Reps. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, Chris Gibson and Michael Grimm of New York, Doug Collins of Georgia, Ron DeSantis of Florida and Steve Stivers of Ohio have all come out saying they oppose air strikes. 

Mar 5, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Support Democracy in Egypt Act. The bill temporarily suspends any further delivery of F-16 planes and Abrams tanks to Egypt until further review to ensure that they are promoting democracy and stability in their region.

Jan 29, 2013
Press Release
Last week, there was a report that the State Department sent four F-16’s to Egypt as part of a previous foreign aid package that was brokered between the Obama administration and then President Mubarak. A total of sixteen F-16’s and 200 Abrams tanks are scheduled to be sent to Egypt by the end of this year. Congressman Kerry Bentivolio released the following statement: “Arming President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood with our military technology does not promote freedom and stability in the Middle East. This administration has made it clear that it does not keep the safety of Israel, our strongest ally in the region, as a priority. The Obama administration should stop adding fuel to the fire of chaos in an already volatile region. I will bring this issue up in committee when the administration testifies on its foreign aid policy.”