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Press Release

FreedomWorks Applauds House Vote to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the bipartisan vote on H.R. 256 to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

06/17/2021
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Op-ed Placement

Public Pays Steep Price For Congress' Failure to Reclaim War Powers

The airstrike that killed Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani and the subsequent tensions between the United States and Iran have sparked a new debate in Congress over the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, or AUMFs, against al Qaeda and Iraq. These nearly 20-year-old authorizations for war have been interpreted far too broadly by Republican and Democratic presidents alike. The AUMFs have been used as the justification for conducting military actions in several countries beyond what was originally intended, and it's time for Congress to repeal them.

01/23/2020