U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after voting to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations of Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. The resolution passed the U.S. Senate by a bipartisan vote of 66-30 and now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“It is the constitutional duty of Congress to ensure that the American people have a voice when our sons and daughters are sent into harm’s way and that we not allow the president, no matter which party controls the executive branch, to maintain outdated authorizations of military force in order to continue U.S. military operations unabated. Repealing the 1991 and 2002 AUMFs adhere to this constitutional principle and is the responsible thing to do on behalf of the people of Montana.”
Senator Daines co-sponsored the bill repeal the AUMFs with Senators Kaine (D-Va.), Young (R-Ind.), Grassley (R-Iowa), Durbin (Ill.) Lee (Utah), Coons (Del.) Paul (Ky,), Duckworth (Ill.), Hirono (Hawaii), Marshall (Kansas), King (Maine), Murkowski (R-Ala.), Murphy (D-Conn.), Moran (Kans.), Lujan (D-N. Mex.), Collins (Maine), Van Hollen (D-Md.), Braun (R-In.), Booker (D-N.J.), Lummis (R-Wyo.), Reed (D-R.I.), Vance (R-Ohio), Merkley (D-Oreg.), Cardin (D-M.D.), Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Shaheen (D-N.H.).
Full text of the bill can be found HERE.