Timeline of Congressman McGovern's Push for AUMF Vote
September 14, 2018: McGovern Joins Congresswoman Barbara Lee in sending a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to consult with and obtain authorization from Congress before ordering any additional U.S. military action in Syria.
Feb 11, 2015: McGovern welcomed President Obama’s draft AUMF and urged Speaker Boehner to bring it to the floor for a vote.
Sep 19, 2014: McGovern and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) led bipartisan letter urging House leadership to bring AUMF to floor for a vote.
Sep 18, 2014: McGovern objected on House floor to measure that stalls AUMF vote.
Aug 28, 2014: McGovern led bipartisan letter calling for debate and vote on AUMF in Iraq.
Aug 8, 2014: McGovern said if President Obama’s air strikes on Iraq continued into September, Congress would need to authorize them.
July 11, 2014: McGovern introduced bipartisan privileged resolution (PDF) to direct President Obama to remove U.S. troops from Iraq. (video of floor speech). Passed two weeks later with overwhelming bipartisan support by a 370-40 vote.
Jun 13, 2014: McGovern opposed military air strikes and weapons aid for Iraq.
May 27, 2014: McGovern welcomed announced reduction of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but said maintaining any troop presence beyond 2014 must by authorized by Congress.
May 22, 2014: McGovern demanded vote to complete transition of U.S. combat and military security operations to Afghan authorities by end of 2014.
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