It’s NDAA season! That means Congress is knee-deep in negotiating policy and spending priorities for the Department of Defense. For advocates like us, this is a prime window of opportunity to champion our issues. Take a look at 3 priorities SFI will be tracking this season.
Today the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voted on bipartisan legislation S.J. Res. 10 to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs) against Iraq. This important vote brings us closer to ending endless war in the Middle East.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on an important bill that will make military families immediately safer.
Secure Families Initiative volunteer Marla Bautista’s Editorial was published in the Miami Herald.
Right now, we have a rare window of opportunity to pass a law that would immediately make all our military families safer. H.R. 256 is a bill that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq. If that sounds like confusing jargon to you, here’s a clearer example for why this matters:
One of the most pressing foreign policy issues facing Congress and the White House right now is Afghanistan. Specifically, whether to fully withdraw U.S. troops from the country by the current target date of May 1, 2021.
By: Janessa Schilmoeller. 2020 has been filled with unexpected challenges, and the recent election cycle was no different. This election was especially difficult for members of our military community who went to great lengths to have their votes counted. Despite the challenges of voting during a global pandemic, the United States saw record turnout, with […]
Military families are directly impacted by our country’s decisions over war and peace. For us, the “Use of Military Force” is not an abstract concept; it’s a somber reality.
There’s a buzz around Capitol Hill right now about whether our country should change the way it decides to go to war. Given the relevance of this issue to our military community, we thought it’d useful to lay out an overview of U.S. War Powers so we can better engage in these conversations.