Richard Lugar on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Apr 30, 2012

Summary

Senator Lugar voted in favor of the authorization for the use of force in Afghanistan in 2001. Since that time, he has remained largely silent on the matter. In 2008, Senator Lugar supported the Afghan Freedom Support and Security Act. That legislation authorized $3 billion a year over the following 5 years in Afghanistan. This was a 50 percent increase over the previous 4 years and was targeted at improving economic and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. Senator Lugar stated that the legislation reaffirmed the US's long-term commitment to the stabilization and continued reconstruction of Afghanistan and that it is in our national security interests that Afghanistan remain stable.

 

Afghan Freedom Support and Security Act of 2008

In September of 2008, Senator Lugar released a press statement noting his legislation to support Afghanistan.

 

Response to Surge in Afghanistan

In December of 2009, Senator Lugar released a press statement noting his response to President Obama's plan to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.

Voting Record

Authorization for the Use of Force

Three days after the attacks of September 11, the senate authorized the use of military force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. The vote was unanimous. Richard Lugar voted to give President Bush the Authorization for the use of force.

Richard Lugar voted to give President Bush 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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