August 04, 2021

Warren Statement on SFRC’s Vote to Repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) voted in favor of a bipartisan bill to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement: 

“Sending our nation’s young women and men to war is one of Congress’ most solemn responsibilities. But Congress has abdicated that responsibility and allowed the Executive Branch to steadily stretch its war powers over the last 20 years. The AUMF has been routinely abused to justify unnecessary military action and it will be used again unless Congress acts. Congress must resume its constitutionally-defined role in sending our servicemembers to war and bringing them home. I’m glad that the committee has voted to approve this bipartisan bill and I will keep fighting until the AUMF is repealed.”

Senator Warren is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and has repeatedly called to repeal the AUMF and return the power back to Congress.