S.Res.552 - A resolution commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of NATO's invocation of Article V to defend the United States following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 09/12/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/12/2016 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5504-5505) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.552 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/12/2016)
Commemorates the 15th anniversary of NATO's invocation of Article V to defend the United States after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Commends: (1) the contributions of the NATO allies and partners of the United States in the fight against terrorism and in pursuit of international security, and (2) the NATO alliance for decisions taken at the July 2016 Warsaw Summit and the President for investing in the European Reassurance Initiative to enhance deterrence and project international stability beyond NATO.
Honors those men and women who have died for the cause of common defense of the North Atlantic Treaty allies.
Recommits the United States to the treaty, especially to common defense of treaty allies, and affirms that the United States remains fully prepared, capable, and willing to honor its commitments under Article V.
Encourages all NATO allies to continue their valuable contributions to the alliance, including by investing at least 2% of gross domestic product in national defense spending.
Reaffirms the U.S. commitment to deterring those who seek to destabilize the Euro-Atlantic area and to maintaining an "Open Door" policy on welcoming new members. Welcomes the alliance's invitation to Montenegro.