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Rep. Buck Opposes Democrats’ War Powers Resolution

January 9, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Buck voted against H. Con. Res. 83, a concurrent resolution that would terminate the use of U.S. Armed Forces engaging in hostilities in or against Iran. Following the passage in the House, Rep. Buck issued the following:

“I voted against the Democrats' show vote on a War Powers concurrent resolution. The resolution manipulates the original intent of the resolution while putting American lives in jeopardy.

As a founding member of the War Powers Caucus, I wholeheartedly believe our Constitution establishes a separation of powers for a reason, and that includes the authorization for declaring war. President Trump took defensive measures to protect American men and women with the takedown of Soleimani. If the president intends to maintain a long-term aggressive posture towards Iran, he needs to come to Congress for authorization.

Tensions in Iran are de-escalating, but we need to continue to apply economic pressure and the President still needs the option to take necessary action if Iran retaliates again.”

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