Rogers, who voted in favor of the Resolution and has supported other bills to arm Ukraine, said he hopes the Obama administration will get the message from the House.
“The President doesn’t always, and in fact usually doesn’t, pay attention to what Congress wants, regrettably,” Rogers said on Tuesday. “We can’t make the president do anything.”
On Monday the House passed the resolution with an overwhelming majority of 348-48 votes.
The text of the Resolution “strongly urges” the US President to fully and immediately exercise the authorities given by the Congress to provide lethal defensive weapons to enhance Ukraine’s security.
Obama was given the authority to provide the government of Kiev with $375 million in lethal military aid through an act of the Congress signed into law in December 2014.