Sheila Jackson Lee on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Oct 21, 2010

March 2010 Speech

In March of 2010, Congresswoman Jackson Lee spoke about the continuation of the Afghanistan war.

 

Official Website Statements

Afghanistan: Congresswoman Jackson Lee believes that Afghanistan is the first front in the war on global terrorism, and she is concerned that we have allowed the war in Iraq to distract us from the ongoing instability in Afghanistan. She co-chairs the U.S.-Afghanistan caucus, and she has recently visited the country, where she was particularly moved by the conditions faced by women and children. Congresswoman Jackson Lee recently successfully amended the Afghanistan Freedom and Security Support Act of 2007, which recently passed the House, to encourage funding for efforts to protect Afghanistan’s female legislators.

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. Sheila Jackson Lee voted in favor of the resolution to remove the troops from Afghanistan.

Sheila Jackson Lee voted in favor of 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. Sheila Jackson-Lee voted to give the authorization for the use of force.

Sheila Jackson-Lee voted to give the authorization for the use of force.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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

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