02.13.20

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds the Senate Vote on War Powers, Urges Further Action

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan War Powers Resolution to curb President Trump’s military authority against Iran. In response, Congresswoman Lee released the following statement:

“Just weeks after the House passed my legislation to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF, the Senate took another important step forward to stop endless war and curb Trump’s warmongering – but there’s still more work to be done.

“Since day one, Trump and his administration have fanned the flames of war with Iran. His unauthorized military strikes last month were just the latest in a long string of provocations aimed at the Iranian regime.

“Congress has been missing in action on matters of war and peace for far too long. While this War Powers Resolution was important to reassert our Constitutional authority on war and peace, we must continue to push forward. Mitch McConnell needs to bring my legislation to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF for a vote in the Senate, and both chambers must vote to repeal the 2001 AUMF – a blank check for endless war that I have long opposed.

“The American people and our brave servicemembers deserve for Congress to vote on our endless wars.” 

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