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ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Supports War Powers Resolution on House Floor

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Washington, January 9, 2020 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) took to the House floor to support a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s use of military force against Iran.

The resolution passed the house by a vote of 224 to 194 and will soon be considered by the Senate.

Below are Rep. Frankel’s remarks as delivered:

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

As the mother of a United States Marine war veteran, I came to Congress with the promise of never sending someone else’s child to a war that could be avoided.

This War Powers Resolution says no war with Iran without Congressional approval, while ensuring defense if there’s an imminent threat.

While we do not mourn the death of Iran’s commander of terror, Americans and our allies worry the ramifications will make us less safe.

The fight against ISIS has been diverted. Regional protests against the Iranian regime are now against America. Iranian proxies have been further incited, and Iran is closer to having a nuclear weapon.

America is not a monarchy–the decision to go to war requires debate, deliberation, and collective judgement. That’s why the law gives the responsibility to Congress.

I urge support of this resolution, and I yield back.”

For video of the speech, click here.


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