Tammy Baldwin on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Nov 01, 2012

Summary

In 2001, Congresswoman Baldwin voted in favor of the authorization of the use of force. She was quiet on the issue until President Obama announce the surge in 2009. She opposed that surge stating that she could not endorse a military surge when the mission of these troops bears little resemblence to the original narrowly focused mission. She stated that it was time to bring the troops home.

In 2011, Congresswoman Baldwin called for the troops to be brought home as quickly and safely as possible. In 2012, Congresswoman Baldwin opposed a funding bill to pay for the war in Afghanistan.

 

Reaction to Afghanistan Surge

In December of 2009, Congresswoman Baldwin issued a press statement noting her opposition to the surge planned in Afghanistan.

 

Pace of Troop Withdrawal

In June of 2011, Congresswoman Baldwin issued a press statement noting her view that troops should be brought home as soon as possible from Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Reaction to President Obama's Plan

In May of 2012, Congresswoman Baldwin issued a press statement noting her response to President Obama's speech.

 

Opposed to Funding

In May of 2012, Congresswoman Baldwin issued a press statement noting her opposition to continued funding for the war in 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. Tammy Baldwin voted in favor of the resolution to remove the troops from Afghanistan.

Tammy Baldwin 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. Tammy Baldwin voted to give the authorization for the use of force.

Tammy Baldwin 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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