Rep. Estes Releases Statement on War Powers Resolution
WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on War Powers Resolution H. Con. Res. 83:
"Like Presidents Obama and Bush, President Trump acted within his authority under a 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force to neutralize the terrorist Qassem Soleimani. This decisive and lawful action sent a clear message to Iran that under this administration, anyone working to harm Americans and our allies will be met with strength," said Rep. Estes. "The resolution brought forward today by House Democrats is not binding, but seeks to undermine the ability of the president to protect national security while sending a message of division and weakness to our adversaries like Iran. I voted against today's partisan resolution and call on my colleagues to unify in supporting our troops and overall national defense."
Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.