Senate Backs Sweden, Finland NATO Bid

Over 80 senators support expediting the approval of the applications.

This week, a group of senators introduced a resolution to back Sweden and Finland’s applications to join NATO. Bipartisan support has come together as 80 senators are in favor of expediting the approval process.

Co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, stated in a letter to President Biden, “Should these two allies face threats or acts of aggression prior to their potential accession to the alliance, the United States should commit our full support.” 

Minority Leader McConnell referred to Finland and Sweden as “strong countries with formidable military capabilities.” He stated, “Both nations’ robust defense funding means their accession would meaningfully bolster our pursuit of greater burden-sharing across the alliance.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for U.S. officials as they support Sweden and Finland applying to NATO.
  • For the president and his advisors to seek God’s direction on foreign policy.
  • For U.S. and NATO officials to be wise as they respond to Russia.

Sources: CNN, Reuters


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