LAMB CALLS FOR BIPARTISAN PASSAGE OF NEW AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement following consideration of two measures by the House related to the ongoing U.S. military engagement in the Middle East:
“I agree that the current Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) needs to be replaced. So do many of my Republican colleagues, and we are continuing to push for a new, bipartisan AUMF. But we do not have one yet, and I do not believe our troops in the Middle East deserve to have either AUMF repealed without a replacement.
“Likewise, the House has already made clear to the administration that we have not authorized a new war against Iran. I supported that resolution. I did not vote for today’s amendment because recent intelligence has convinced me that its language was overly restrictive. Our military and national security agencies will require flexibility to take steps, short of war, to counter the Iranian threat in the Middle East and elsewhere.”