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Rep. Horn Votes Against War Powers Resolution

Legislation would greatly restrict military decision-making capacity

Washington, January 9, 2020 | Chris MacKenzie (2023097010)

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) voted against the War Powers Resolution which passed the House. The bill directs the President to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran or any part of its government or military, with certain exceptions.

“Following a direct attack on American bases in Iraq, we must provide our Armed Forces with the ability to respond to threats against the safety and security of Americans. Congress has an important role to play in determining where and when our Armed Forces are used, and as a Member of the House Committee on Armed Services, I stand ready to conduct rigorous oversight to ensure the Administration has a deliberate and principled strategy for the broader Middle East. As tensions escalate with Iran, I urge the President to work with Congress on a strategy that protects American citizens and avoids another reckless war that would put our service members in harms way. Our military decisions must be strategically targeted at increasing the long-term safety and security of the American people.”