Bonamici Joins House in Affirming Authority of Congress to Limit Military Action Against Iran
WASHINGTON, DC [1/9/20] – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) released the following statement after the House passed a War Powers Resolution to limit military action toward Iran.
“Congress has an important role in maintaining our country’s security,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “Passing a War Powers Resolution today was a clear stand – backed by the powers the Constitution granted to Congress – against President Trump’s reckless decisions that escalated tensions with Iran, endangered our troops, and risked dragging us into another war.
“War should be a last resort, waged only under the rarest of circumstances when our national security is in direct jeopardy and no other option is available. The sparse evidence presented by the Trump administration to justify its actions has not met that standard. I will continue to do all I can to prevent a war with Iran and to exert the oversight of Congress in this serious matter.”