Congressman Jolly Co-Sponsors Legislation Authorizing Expanded Air Strikes Against ISIS

Press Release

Date: Sept. 10, 2014
Location: Seminole, FL
Issues: Foreign Affairs

Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) has co-sponsored legislation, H.R. 5416, to give the President the authorization he needs for expanded air strikes against the radical group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as well as legislation, H.J. Res. 123, to create a clear path forward by repealing the outdated 2002 Authorization of Military Force and requiring the President to present a plan to Congress on U.S. strategy to fully confront the threat of ISIS.

"Over the past month the United States and the international community has witnessed a level of violent terrorism in Iraq and Syria that shocks the human conscience, and it is abundantly clear that ISIS poses a direct threat to the national security interests of the United States," Jolly said.

"ISIS has already executed two American citizens and has willfully massacred thousands of Christians and other religious minorities with beheadings, crucifixions, and public mass executions," Jolly continued.

"The President must expand our efforts to empower our allies in freedom to destroy ISIS, and the American people deserve to have their representatives in the United States Congress engage in a thorough and deliberative debate over both our national security strategy and the Constitutional authority of the President to act," Jolly added.