Pelosi Statement on President’s Draft of New Authorization for Use of Military Force

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the President’s proposal for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force:

“As our nation confronts the ISIS threat, the President has worked diligently to engage Congress in determining the U.S. strategy to degrade and destroy these brutal terrorists.  A key part of Congress’ responsibility is to debate and pass a new and narrowly-tailored Authorization for the Use of Military Force.

“Today, the President has submitted a serious and thoughtful draft for a new AUMF, one which ends the outdated 2002 AUMF that authorized the Iraq war, restricts the use of ground troops, and includes other important limiting provisions going forward.

“Congress should act judiciously and promptly to craft and pass an AUMF narrowly-tailored to the war against ISIS.  I look forward to constructive bipartisan debate on this matter immediately.”