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Offbeat Senate overwhelmingly passes resolution supporting NATO as Trump attacks continue

02:56  11 july  2018
02:56  11 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution supporting NATO, as President Trump continues to criticize members.

The measure expresses the Senate's support for the body and calls on negotiators to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to NATO.

The 97-2 vote in the Senate comes as Trump heads to Brussels for the NATO summit. He will also travel to the UK and meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki during his trip.

GOP Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee voted against the measure, according to Defense News.

Democratic Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.) proposed the measure, calling the U.S. support for NATO "ironclad."

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The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill to slap new sanctions on Russia and prevent the White House Lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution supporting NATO , as The attacks also come as Trump has frustrated key allies like the European Union, Canada

Lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of a motion supporting NATO , as President Trump continues to criticize the alliance ahead of his summit in Europe.

Trump has long been critical of NATO members for failing to meet their defense spending commitments, and has ramped up the criticism in the days ahead of the summit.

The president suggested in a tweet on his way to Brussels that other NATO members should reimburse the U.S. for what he has called the nation's "unfair" contributions to the alliance.

NATO members agreed in 2014 to increase their defense spending to 2 percent of their GDP by 2024. But Trump has incorrectly suggested that this spending is meant to be on NATO as a whole, not on the countries' individual defense.

The attacks also come as Trump has frustrated key allies like the European Union, Canada and Mexico with steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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Montenegro responded to US President Donald Trump's remark that it is "very aggressive" by saying it was proud of its "peaceful politics." Trump's comments on Montenegro came during an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson, where he appeared to waver on whether the US would come to the defense of all NATO member countries.

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