Marcy Kaptur on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Oct 09, 2010

Official Website Statements

Iraq and Afghanistan

I was against war in Iraq since it was first proposed by the previous Administration. The war in Iraq has been ineffective because the U.S. military incursion could not make our country safer or the Middle East any less dangerous. Unilateral military action by the U.S. without broad international support will isolate America from our allies and thrust us into the position of becoming a common enemy in a volatile region where terrorism grows with each passing year.

Nevertheless it is important to remain committed to providing necessary supplies to our brave service men and women serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Voting Record

Removing Troops from Afghanistan

In March of 2011, the House voted on a resolution to require the removal of troops from Afghanistan pursuant to the War Powers Resolution. The measure failed 96-321. Marcy Kaptur voted against the resolution to remove the troops from Afghanistan.

Marcy Kaptur voted against the resolution to remove the troops from Afghanistan.

Authorization for the Use of Force

In September of 2001, the House considered legislation to give authorization for the use of force against those who attacked us. The measure passed 420-1. Marcy Kaptur voted to give the authorization for the use of force.

Marcy Kaptur voted to give the authorization for the use of force.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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