Quantcast
Get The Latest Updates

Congress Once Again Fails To Do Its Job

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 17, 2015

Contact:
Stephen Miles, Advocacy Director

(504) 289-3594, stephen@winwithoutwar.org

Washington, DC- The Win Without War coalition released the following statement by Advocacy Director, Stephen Miles, in response to the House voting to reject (139-288-1) H.Con.Res. 55, a resolution brought under the War Powers Resolution by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) regarding Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria. If adopted, the resolution would have instructed the President to withdraw all military personnel (except diplomatic security) from Iraq by December 31, 2015. Congress would have had the six months between now and December to debate and decide whether to endorse or reject the war in Iraq and Syria.

“Today the cowardly Congress once again failed in its most basic constitutional duty to declare war. For nearly a year, our brave men and women in uniform have done their duty, while Congress steadfastly refused to do its.

“We are grateful to Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) who brought this important legislation to the floor and to the 139 Members who supported it. It is long past time for Congress to do its job when it comes to war, and if it won’t, then our troops should be withdrawn and come home. As Rep. McGovern stated, ‘If the cowardly Congress can go home each night to their families and loved ones, then our brave troops should receive that same privilege.'”

20 Organizations Express Continued Disappointment in NDAA Budget Gimmick

  Dear Senator /Representative, The recently released conference report for the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would authorize an additional $3.2 billion unrequested by the Pentagon, effectively exceeding the spending limits set in place previously by Congress [...]

Your holiday weekend long reads are here

Now that the election is over it is time to take a fresh look at the national security and foreign policy challenges that lie ahead. That’s why we are sending you our third in a series of long reads that give you more in-depth analysis about the issues that we will dominate the upcoming year. These [...]