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The House Has a Chance to Prevent War With Iran and Repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF

Contact your representative now!

By Hassan El-Tayyab, January 27, 2020

On Thursday, the House will vote on two crucial amendments to prevent war with Iran.

Together, these pieces of legislation would go a long way in reasserting congressional authority over war.

  • Rep. Ro Khanna’s (CA-17) measure would prevent funding for an unauthorized war with Iran.
  • Rep. Barbara Lee’s (CA-13) measure would repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force, which was recently invoked by the Trump administration as the legal basis for the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

In this moment of heightened tensions, every vote is critical. We must be unrelenting in calling on Congress to return to diplomacy, reassert its war authority, and prevent yet another endless war in the Middle East.

Each time Congress votes on resolutions to prevent war, they are sending an undeniable message: the American people do not support war with Iran.

Your voice is needed once again: Contact your representative and urge them to vote for peace and prevent further unauthorized war.

Background The 2002 Iraq AUMF: What It Is and Why Congress Should Repeal It 

There are currently efforts in the House and the Senate to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Legislative Ask Repeal the 2002 Iraq War Authorization 

Congress Must Take Back War Powers

Seventeen years have passed since Congress adopted the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, which served as the basis for U.S. military action against the Saddam Hussein regime.

Hassan El-Tayyab

  • Legislative Manager for Middle East Policy

Hassan El-Tayyab is FCNL’s lead lobbyist on Middle East policy. He is also responsible for representing FCNL with the various coalitions that work on these issues.