Gallagher Statement on Repeal of Outdated AUMFs
June 29, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the House voted to repeal the 1957 and 1991 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs).
“The 1991 and 1957 AUMFs have not been relevant for decades and should have been taken off the books long ago. Today’s vote is an important exercise of constitutional hygiene that brings Congress one-step closer to reclaiming its war powers authorities. Now that we’ve repealed these outdated AUMFs, it’s time for Republicans and Democrats to go further and look to debate reforms to the 2001 AUMF and, more broadly, the War Powers Resolution.”
Earlier this year, Rep. Gallagher introduced bipartisan legislation that would repeal the 1957, 1991, and the 2002 AUMFs. The House voted to repeal the 2002 AUMF on June 17, 2021 with Rep. Gallagher's support.
Click HERE to read an op-ed from Rep. Gallagher and others on why Congress should repeal outdated AUMFs.