Ahead of NATO Summit Next Week, Daines Joins Colleagues in Calling on NATO Allies to Meet Defense Spending Commitments

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recently joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to stress the importance of NATO members fully meeting spending commitments ahead of the NATO summit next week. Since 2006, NATO member nations have agreed to commit a minimum of 2 percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to defense spending. The letter notes that despite increasing levels of aggressive behavior by authoritarian nations, particularly Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many member states continue to fail to meet their treaty obligations. “Failure of many of our allies- including some of NATO’s largest members- to meet