March 29, 2023

Rep. Lee Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Repeal the 2002 AUMF

Washington DC – Representative Barbara Lee (CA-12) today released a statement applauding the Senate passage of legislation to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force. Representative Lee leads the House companion legislation alongside Reps. Chip Roy (TX-21), Abigail Spanberger (VA-7), and Tom Cole (OK-4). 

“It’s about damn time. Today’s vote was a crucial step in our fight to end forever wars. Senators Kaine and Young have done a great job building on the momentum we built in the last Congress in the House, and President Biden’s consistent support will play a pivotal role in getting this done. Now, it’s the House’s turn to do our job again. We’ve built a very broad, very diverse bipartisan coalition of support. We’re looking forward to getting this done and to President Biden’s desk for a signature.”

Rep. Lee has been working for two decades to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force after her lone vote in opposition to the 2001 AUMF following he attacks on 9/11. In the 117th Congress, the House of Representatives adopted H.R. 256, Congresswoman Lee’s legislation to repeal the 2002 AUMF, by a bipartisan vote of 268-161. The Biden Administration issued a Statement of Administrative Policy in support of H.R. 256.