Gallego on President's AUMF Proposal


Date: Feb. 11, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Defense

Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement about the President's AUMF Proposal:

"President Obama submitted a serious proposal that takes us a step closer to defeating ISIS and keeping America safe. I appreciate President Obama's recognition of Congress' constitutionally-guaranteed role in shaping our national security policies.

"As a U.S. Marine veteran, I fought to clear areas in Iraq that are in fact now held by ISIS unfortunately. ISIS is a threat to the United States and our allies in the region, and must be defeated.

"I am pleased to see that the President's proposed AUMF includes a sunset provision and repeals 2002 authorization. Congress should carefully review the provisions regarding the use of ground troops. I believe the United States should support our allies in the region, but limit the scope of our involvement on the ground.

"I thank the President for his proposal, and I am glad this authorization will receive a full debate."