August 03, 2022

Manchin Supports Finland and Sweden's Acceptance into NATO

Washington, DC – This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to support Finland and Sweden’s acceptance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the expedited ratification of accession protocols.

“As Putin’s war in Ukraine endures, a strong NATO must be one of our highest priorities. This evening I voted for the acceptance of Finland and Sweden into NATO and I strongly support their critical inclusion. Finland and Sweden are both economic and regional military powers, and their presence in NATO would be valuable additions. It is our responsibility as a world power and democratic leader to support and strengthen NATO, the most successful post-World War II military partnership. I urge all NATO members to move swiftly on advancing Finland and Sweden’s admissions.”

On May 24th, 2022, Senator Manchin sent a bipartisan letter from 80 Senators urging President Biden to expedite the process to advance Finland and Sweden’s acceptance into NATO.