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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Releases Report on Presidential Utilization of 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force

http://lee.house.gov/press-release/congresswoman-barbara-lee-releases-report-presidential-utilization-2001-authorization

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released a report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) surrounding the presidential utilization to undertake military and other actions under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which was enacted in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

“As the only Member of Congress to vote against the AUMF on September 14th, 2001, I have been deeply concerned about this overly-broad blank check for war,” said Congresswoman Lee. “I knew then, as I know now, that it gives any president the nearly unlimited authority to wage limitless war at anytime, anywhere, for any reason, in perpetuity. Until this report, we did not have a public accounting of the number of times that it had been cited. I’m certain this will prove a useful tool for my colleagues and the American people and help shine a spotlight on the uses of the AUMF.”...

RELATED: http://my.firedoglake.com/nsolomon/2013/02/20/stopping-endless-war-and-the-evil-that-we-deplore/

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Releases Report on Presidential Utilization of 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force

http://lee.house.gov/press-release/congresswoman-barbara-lee-releases-report-presidential-utilization-2001-authorization

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released a report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) surrounding the presidential utilization to undertake military and other actions under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which was enacted in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

“As the only Member of Congress to vote against the AUMF on September 14th, 2001, I have been deeply concerned about this overly-broad blank check for war,” said Congresswoman Lee. “I knew then, as I know now, that it gives any president the nearly unlimited authority to wage limitless war at anytime, anywhere, for any reason, in perpetuity. Until this report, we did not have a public accounting of the number of times that it had been cited. I’m certain this will prove a useful tool for my colleagues and the American people and help shine a spotlight on the uses of the AUMF.”...

RELATED: http://my.firedoglake.com/nsolomon/2013/02/20/stopping-endless-war-and-the-evil-that-we-deplore/

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