Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

March 23, 2017

**Resolution Congratulates the European Union, Affirms the United States’ Commitment to Strengthening the Transatlantic Alliance** 

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, introduced a bipartisan resolution commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community and laid the foundation of the European Union. The resolution congratulates the European Union and its member states ahead of the historic anniversary and commends the organization for its critical role in spreading peace, prosperity and stability throughout Europe. The resolution also affirms the commitment of the United States to strengthen the Transatlantic partnership in light of increased Russian aggression and interference. The resolution is co-sponsored by Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

“I wish to congratulate the European Union on this historic anniversary and recognize its enduring commitment to democracy, freedom and the rule of law in Europe and the rest of the world,” said Shaheen. “The European Union has long been a strong partner in our Transatlantic Alliance, and a strong U.S.-EU partnership remains essential to creating a freer, safer, and more prosperous world. From the global threat of terrorism, to Russian aggression, to issues of climate change and nonproliferation, to new trade opportunities, we must continue to work closely together with our European allies.”

The full text of the resolution is available here.

Senator Shaheen is committed to helping build strong international alliances to bolster America's national security and boost our economy. In addition to her roles on the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, Shaheen sits on the Subcommittee on European Affairs, which has jurisdiction over the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union, Russia, Turkey, Kosovo, all NATO operations in Afghanistan, and energy security issues.

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