Jason Altmire on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Apr 18, 2012

Summary

Congressman Altmire supported President Obama's plan to send a surge of troops into Afghanistan. He stated that the war in Afghanistan is still the central front of the war on terror and that in order to keep our country safe, we must take the actions necessary to stabilize Afghanistan and to ensure that it will never again be a safe haven for Al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups.

 

Support for Troop Surge in Afghanistan

In December of 2009, Congressman Altmire issued a press statement noting his support for President Obama's plan to send in a surge of troops into Afghanistan.

Altmire Statement on Afghanistan
December 1, 2009

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) tonight released the following statement on President Obama’s decision to send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.

“I fully support the Administration’s decision to provide our commanders in Afghanistan with additional troops. Make no mistake, the war in Afghanistan is still the central front of the war on terror. In order to keep our country safe, we must take the actions necessary to stabilize Afghanistan and to ensure that it will never again be a safe haven for Al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups.”

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. Jason Altmire voted against the resolution to remove the troops from Afghanistan.

Jason Altmire voted against the resolution to remove the troops from Afghanistan.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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