Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

H.R. 676 – NATO Support Act: No

January 22, 2019
Vote Notes on Legislation

H.R. 676 – NATO Support Act: No.  This act prohibits U.S. withdrawal from NATO and commits perpetual American support.  While I support NATO and our continued presence in it, this bill is unnecessary and appears deliberately aimed at undercutting the President’s efforts to get NATO countries to pay their fair share for its support.  NATO was formed to provide security against the now-defunct Soviet Union; not to relieve individual European nations from their responsibility to maintain their own defenses at America’s expense.