Senate Panel Approves Finland, Sweden NATO Ratification

The motion passes to a full Senate vote 

Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved expedited ratification for Sweden and Finland’s applications to join NATO, officially sending the resolution for a full Senate vote. All 30 governments within NATO must individually ratify a new country’s application to the alliance, and the United States is on its way toward Senate approval.

“As we look to expand NATO, the Senate also reaffirms its rock solid commitment to the Ukrainian people in their struggle for freedom from oppression,” said Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey stated. “Today’s vote is further proof that the answer to aggression is not isolation, but deeper engagement with likeminded democracies.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for members of the Senate as the measure comes to the floor for a vote.
  • For the leaders of NATO nations as the membership of Sweden and Finland is considered.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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