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On NATO’s 70th Anniversary, Rep. Frankel and Chairman Engel Introduce Resolution Recognizing the Alliance’s Contributions to U.S. Security

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Washington, April 4, 2019 | comments
“NATO is the foundation of U.S. national security, common defense, and global peace,” said Rep. Frankel (FL-21), member of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. “Our commitment to this enduring partnership on its 70th anniversary remains unbreakable.”
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Washington, DC – Today, on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s 70th anniversary, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel (NY-16), and 44 additional Members of Congress introduced a resolution recognizing its contributions to U.S. national security and reaffirming America’s commitment to the Alliance. The resolution comes on the heels of an appearance on Capitol Hill by Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, where he spoke to a Joint Meeting of Congress about the need for NATO allies to maintain unity in the face of common threats.

The NATO Treaty was signed on this day in 1949 by the United States, Canada and countries in Europe to provide collective security against enemies of Western democracy. It established one of the most important alliances in history, bound by its commitment to defend the rule of law and our shared democratic values. To this day, it remains crucial to our national security and in the pursuit of peace.

“NATO is the foundation of U.S. national security, common defense, and global peace,” said Rep. Frankel (FL-21), member of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. “Our commitment to this enduring partnership on its 70th anniversary remains unbreakable.”

“For 70 years, the NATO alliance has played an indispensable role in protecting our national security,” said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16). “I’m proud to join Congresswoman Frankel in reintroducing this resolution, which reaffirms the importance of the alliance and the remarkable contributions NATO allies have made to America.”

In part, the resolution states:

 

“That the House of Representatives—

 

(1) reaffirms the enduring commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as the bedrock of transatlantic security and stability;

 

(2) appreciates the many contributions that NATO member states have made to support and advance vital United States security interests; and

 

(3) recognizes that continued United States leadership in NATO is essential to addressing evolving threats to national security and to fulfilling NATO’s three core tasks: collective defense, crisis management, and cooperative security.”

 

Full text of the resolution can be found here.

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