Kay Bailey Hutchison on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Nov 04, 2010

Summary

Senator Hutchison has supported the war in Afghanistan, but was not a vocal supporter or critic of strategy there. After President Obama assumed office, she released press statements noting the need for more NATO troops in the region, and her support for President Obama's decision to send additional troops into the country. 

 

Need for Additional NATO Troops

In December of 2009, Senator Hutchison issued a press statement noting her support for a recent NATO announcement that 7,000 additional troops would be sent to Afghanistan.

 

Support for President Obama's Surge Strategy

In December of 2009, Senator Hutchison issued a press statement noting her support for President Obama's plan to send additional troops into 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. Kay Bailey Hutchison voted to give President Bush the Authorization for the use of force.

Kay Bailey Hutchison 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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