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Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote

Soon after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, left the hot seat in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearings, the committee voted in a business meeting to advance Montenegro’s bid to join NATO to the Senate floor.

In December, the Senate failed to approve the treaty unanimously. Two Republicans — Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah — objected to the move. According to VOA sources, Paul was not present at the Wednesday business meeting.

A Foreign Relations committee source said Montenegro’s NATO treaty “heads now to the full Senate, but that manner is …read more

Source: Voice of America

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