Senate votes overwhelmingly to let Sweden and Finland join NATO

Senate votes overwhelmingly to let Sweden and Finland join NATO

Washington — The Senate voted 95-1 on Wednesday to ratify NATO membership for Finland and Swedenwith overwhelming bipartisan support expected for quickly expanding the Western military alliance in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The sole no vote was Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. Fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky voted present. Senate … Read more

Senate set to vote to ratify adding Sweden, Finland to NATO

Senate set to vote to ratify adding Sweden, Finland to NATO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate was set Wednesday to ratify NATO membership for Finland and Swedenwith overwhelming bipartisan support expected for quickly expanding the Western military alliance in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who visited Kyiv and the region earlier this year, urged a unanimous show of approval. Speaking … Read more

McConnell says ‘good luck’ to senators looking for excuse to oppose Finland, Sweden NATO bids

McConnell says ‘good luck’ to senators looking for excuse to oppose Finland, Sweden NATO bids

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday spoke in support of Finland’s and Sweden’s bids to join NATO in advance of a Senate vote later in the day expected to have broad, but not unanimous, support. “Their accession will make NATO stronger and America more secure,” McConnell said. “If any senator is looking for … Read more

Whip-lash: House GOP moves to oppose CHIPS-Plus bill in rebuke to Manchin deal

Whip-lash: House GOP moves to oppose CHIPS-Plus bill in rebuke to Manchin deal

House Republican leadership is urging members of its conference to vote against a bill to bolster the domestic chip manufacturing industry and fund scientific research, a reversal from its position earlier in the day which comes hours after Senate Democrats struck a deal on a multi-billion dollar reconciliation package. In a memo to all House … Read more