Thursday, January 31, 2019

Precipitous Withdrawal

Statement of Purpose: To express the sense of the Senate that the United States faces continuing threats from terrorist groups operating in Syria and Afghanistan and that the precipitous withdrawal of United States forces from either country could put at risk hard-won gains and United States national security.

-- Amendment to Senate Bill 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, written by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and passed cloture with 68 votes, in a rebuke by Republicans of President Trump's announced US troop withdrawals from both conflicts, 31 January 2019

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