US Senate Votes to Support Finland, Sweden Joining NATO

The U.S. Senate on Aug. 3 voted with overwhelming bipartisan support to approve Finland and Sweden’s accession 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 had required approval by 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 move. Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voted present, meaning he did not support or oppose the ratification….

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