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S.J.Res. 4: A joint resolution requiring the advice and consent of the Senate or an Act of Congress to suspend, terminate, or withdraw the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty and authorizing related litigation, and for other purposes.

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, more commonly called NATO, is a 29-nation alliance including the U.S., Canada, and most countries of Europe.

Founded in 1949 not long after World War II, it was intended as a bulwark against wars or military conflicts between such powers in the future, and to present a unified front in the face of military aggression or annexation by other nations such as the USSR. It has essentially worked as advertised. Russia is not a member, just as the USSR was not.

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Sponsor and status

Timothy “Tim” Kaine

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Jan 17, 2019

Status:

Introduced on Jan 17, 2019

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 17, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

History

Jan 17, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S.J.Res. 4 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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