US Senate Votes in Favor of Finland, Sweden Joining NATO

The U.S. Senate on Aug. 3 overwhelmingly approved Finland and Sweden’s candidacy to NATO, expanding the Western military bloc in a response to the Russia–Ukraine war.
The Senate voted 95–1 to support ratification of the two countries’ accession documents. The ratification required approval by at least two-thirds of the chamber.
President Joe Biden had sought quick entry for the two countries, sending the protocols for ratification to the Senate for review on July 11.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) voted against the measure. Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voted present, meaning he didn’t support or oppose the resolution.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) invited the ambassadors of Finland and Sweden to the Senate gallery to witness the vote….

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