Just this past month, a bipartisan group of representatives supported Rep. Barbara Lee's amendment to the defense bill that would end the president's blanket authorization on the use of military force.
But this week, Speaker Paul Ryan quietly killed Rep. Lee's amendment. This is disappointing. But we're not backing down. It's time to restore Congress' duty to debate and authorize the use of military force. Trump shouldn't have a blank check to wage war. Will you help us keep up the pressure?
To Members of the U.S. Congress:
It is Congress' duty to authorize the use of military force. Since 2001, the same authorization of the use of force has been used in multiple conflicts around the world. It's time to end this blanket authorization and restore public debate and the rule of law to the use of American military power.