LATEST SENATOR CASEY
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement after his “no” vote on Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY18:
“The 2001 and 2002 AUMFs are outdated and don’t reflect today’s realities and threats. I called on the Obama Administration to engage Congress in crafting a new AUMF and have urged the Drumpf Administration to do the same. When we ask our men and women in uniform to put their lives on the line to protect our homeland and fight terrorism, we need to be willing to back them up by doing our jobs here in Washington. Pennsylvanians have made substantial sacrifices in this fight: hundreds of our brave servicemembers have been killed in action and thousands wounded in action in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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