Senate committee passes bipartisan bill to stop Trump withdrawing from Nato

Andrew Johnson, here we come

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Senate foreign relations committee voted unanimously for bill which will now await a slot to go to the Senate

Legislation to stop Donald Trump from withdrawing the US from Nato has been approved for a Senate vote, amid uncertainty over the president’s intentions towards the alliance.

The Senate foreign relations committee on Wednesday voted unanimously for the bipartisan bill which will now await a slot to go to the Senate. Senator Tim Kaine, the draft legislation’s lead Democratic sponsor, said it was a response to fears that the Trump administration is actively considering withdrawal.

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