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Congressman Boyle Appointed to United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

February 25, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) released the following statement regarding Congressman Boyle’s appointment to the United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

“The NATO alliance is essential to the national security and economic prosperity of the United States and our allies, and global peace and stability the world over,” said Congressman Boyle. “Sadly, it is under great threat today thanks to the actions of our president, his disrespect for history, and his failure to address Putin’s ongoing attacks to the alliance’s credibility as a bastion for Western democratic ideals.  As a new member of our country’s delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, I’m focused on strengthening our ties to other member countries and reaffirming our commitment to the alliance, even as the Trump Administration tries to weaken it.”

“I’m thrilled to appoint Congressman Boyle to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly,” said Speaker Pelosi. “His extensive experience on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and longstanding commitment to promoting democratic ideals abroad assures me that he has the expertise and the principles necessary to strengthen the NATO alliance during this perilous time of uncertainty.”

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which began in 1955, gathers legislators from NATO’s member nations to work toward a mutual understanding of global security issues and strengthen the alliance. The Assembly is institutionally separate from NATO, but serves as an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of the NATO nations in order to provide better understanding of the Alliance’s objectives and missions among legislators and citizens of the Alliance.