Walorski Votes Against Tying the President’s Hands in Protecting America’s National Security

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Walorski Votes Against Tying the President’s Hands in Protecting America’s National Security

Non-Binding Resolution Aims to Prohibit Military Action in Response to Iranian Aggression, Terrorist Plots

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement after voting against H. Con. Res. 83, a non-binding resolution to limit the president’s authority to direct military action in response to Iranian aggression or to prevent Iran-backed terrorist attacks:

“While today’s vote is merely a partisan ploy – the resolution would have no force of law – it represents a dangerous effort to undermine our national security. This is no time to limit the president’s constitutional authority to protect the American people and defend against Iranian aggression. Recklessly tying the hands of our commander-in-chief would weaken our military, endanger the lives of U.S. servicemembers and our allies, and make America less safe.”

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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