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NETWORK Statement on Military Force Authorization Request Submitted by President Obama

NETWORK cannot support the proposed “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (AUMF), as submitted February 11, 2015. However, we are grateful that the president has finally submitted draft language for the authorization to Congress. Now Congress must have meaningful discussion of a new AUMF.

Update on NETWORK’s Legislative Agenda

December 10, 2014

NETWORK continues to be strongly engaged in lobbying Congress during these last few days of the 113th Congress. At the same time, we are gearing up for new challenges in 2015. Here is a brief overview:

Iran and the U.S.

NETWORK calls for sustained diplomacy with Iran in order to find a way forward toward constructive relationship. Read more

Violence Against Women Act Of 2011 Update

NETWORK supports S. 1925, the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, but remains concerned about provisions that affect immigrants. Read more

Legislative Update for the New Year

Members of Congress left Washington right before Christmas, 2011, setting themselves up to finish a lot of work when they return in January 2012. Read more

History Lesson 101: Congress and the Power to Declare War

According to the Constitution, “Congress shall have Power to declare War.” It is important for our country’s leaders to follow the rules outlined in the Constitution. In 2002, Congress ignored this instruction when it granted President George W. Bush authority over the Iraq invasion, known as the “Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq,” which NETWORK opposed. Read more

Report on U.S. Security Budget

In July 2011, The Unified Security Task Force made public their report outlining a set of cuts in unneeded military programs. Read m