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Broad Array of Foreign Policy, National Security Groups Come Out In Support of Bipartisan Bill to Restore Congressional War Powers
Washington, July 17, 2020
A bipartisan group of organizations committed to reestablishing Congress’ constitutional authority over use of military force, wrote a letter endorsing The “Limit on the Expansion of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act,” H.R. 7500. Groups include; Concerned Veterans for America, Human Rights First, Ploughshares Fund, Project on Government Oversight, R Street and VoteVets.
Last week, House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (D-MD), Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Tom Cole (R-OK), Don Bacon (R-NE), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Francis Rooney (R-FL), Jason Crow (D-CO), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Jared Golden (D-ME) and Rob Woodall (R-GA) introduced legislation which would provide new guardrails on executive use of the 2001 AUMF, limiting existing authorization to countries with ongoing hostilities.