U.S. Senate to Vote Wednesday on Finland, Sweden Accession Into NATO

A view of the flags of Finland, NATO and Sweden during a ceremony to mark Sweden’s and Finland’s application for membership in Brussels, Belgium, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool

The U.S. Senate will hold votes on Wednesday on approving Finland’s and Sweden’s accession into NATO, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Tuesday.

The debate, Schumer said, will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT).

SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Christopher Cushing