VIRTUAL: It’s Time to Repeal the Iraq War Authorizations

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May 17, 2021 VIRTUAL: It’s Time to Repeal the Iraq War Authorizations

Join us for a moderated discussion with Senators Tim Kaine and Todd Young, who have crafted bi-partisan legislation to finally repeal the 1991 and 2002 Iraq AUMFs.

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U.S. Army 3rd Division 3-7 Bradley fighting vehicles take up a position along a road March 19, 2003 inside the demilitarized zone between Kuwait and Iraq. Scott Nelson / Stringer / Getty Images

Monday, May 17, 2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Congress passed Authorizations for the Use of Military Force in Iraq in both 1991 and 2002, and both AUMFs remain in force. However, the object and purpose of those war powers has long been accomplished.

Repealing these war authorizations is key matter of congressional “hygiene” and gets the Congress back in the business of exercising its responsibilities under Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the Constitution.

Rolling back these vestigial war powers also would not affect the 2001 AUMF passed after 9/11, which is the primary tool used to fight al-Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, and others like them. Join us for a moderated discussion with Senators Tim Kaine and Todd Young, who have crafted bi-partisan legislation to finally repeal the 1991 and 2002 Iraq AUMFs.

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