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Kinzinger Joins Rep. Panetta to Introduce NATO Support Act

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Washington, January 18, 2019 | Maura Gillespie (2022253635) | comments
Yesterday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) joined Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) as an original co-sponsor to introduce H.R. 676, the NATO Support Act.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) joined Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) as an original co-sponsor to introduce H.R. 676, the NATO Support Act. This bipartisan legislation reiterates strong Congressional support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the longest-standing and most successful military alliance in the world.

The NATO Support Act rejects any efforts by the President to withdraw from the alliance.  Moreover, the measure supports NATO member efforts to spend at least two percent of their gross domestic product on defense and promotes robust funding for the European Deterrence Initiative to counter Russian aggression.

The NATO alliance is a pillar of international peace, stability, and security, and serves as a deterrent against aggression and destabilization,” said Congressman Panetta.We must promote our shared values of freedom, equality, and empowerment by continuing to invest in the institutions, programs, and people that enhance our national security.”

Protecting the democracies of NATO, like protecting our own elections, is extremely essential to our national security and our global standing around the world,” said Congressman Kinzinger.The NATO Support Act reaffirms our mission and commitment to this valuable partnership, and helps the U.S. and our allies push back against Russian aggression and provocations.”

In addition to Congressman Kinzinger, the bill is also cosponsored by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Representatives Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Don Bacon (R-NE), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Will Hurd (R-TX), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Fred Upton (R-MI), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and Mike Gallagher (R-WI).

The statements by all original co-sponsors of the NATO Support Act can be found on Congressman Panetta’s website here. The full text of the bill, H.R. 676, can be found attached, and here.


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