Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Statement on Non-Binding War Powers Resolution

Jan 9, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) opposed the House Democrats' proposed War Powers Resolution.

“Today’s non-binding War Powers Resolution that was introduced is political theatrics. This resolution cannot become law, has no teeth, and carries the weight of a basic press release.

“The recent decision to eliminate Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, in Iraq, was the right thing to do. This man is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American troops and has engaged in spreading terror around the Middle East for decades. Previous administrations have known of his actions and the seeds of evil he sowed and failed to act.  

“Congress must regain its Article 1 Section 8 power that maintains the right of Congress and only Congress to declare war. To adequately address the War Powers Act and repeal the current AUMF, the debate needs to occur in the appropriate committees and transpire in a bipartisan way.

“If Congress would do its job, we can resolve the imbalance we created. The result will keep our young dedicated service members and American citizens safer.”