Scott Votes to Repeal 2002 Authorization of Use of Military Force

June 17, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 256 – To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002:

"Back in 2002, I voted against going to war in Iraq. Today, I voted to finally repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, a bipartisan effort led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee. The Constitution grants sole power to Congress to declare war, not the Executive Branch. Over the last two decades, previous Presidents have used the 2002 AUMF to launch military strikes without Congressional consultation or authorization.  Repealing the outdated 2002 AUMF will help restore Constitutional balance to our government and preserve democratic debate before placing our military and servicemembers in harm’s way.”

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