Rep. Peters Votes to Reaffirm America’s Membership in NATO
January 22, 2019
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to reaffirm the United States’ membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and to prohibit the Trump Administration from withdrawing from the alliance. The bipartisan NATO Support Act reaffirms the importance of the nearly seven decades old alliance that has ushered in peace and stability across the Atlantic Ocean, and underscores congressional support for NATO.
“When President Trump was first inaugurated, I highlighted where I would draw the line during his administration, including any attempts to weaken our national strength abroad. Alarmingly, President Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw the United States from NATO, undermining our nation’s global standing, a move which would cede American leadership abroad. This vote is as much about American security as it is about European security.
“I am committed to our NATO allies, who have fostered international security, trade, and innovation. The House will continue to fight as the president contemplates abandoning our international partnerships,” said Rep. Peters.
In 2017, Rep. Peters wrote an op-ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune highlighting how he would engage with the Trump Administration. He remains committed to these principles.