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PASSED: Rep. Ruben Gallego NDAA Amendment on Congressional Notification of Use of Force

September 1, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) today announced the passage of his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) concerning the congressional notification of use of force.

“It is Congress’ responsibility to determine when to send American troops into harm’s way, and for too long we’ve abdicated that responsibility to the Executive Branch. This amendment takes a critical first step towards reasserting Congress’s oversight role by ensuring that Members of Congress, and thus the American people, receive a full and immediate accounting when military action is taken. I’m pleased my Armed Services colleagues supported this important amendment,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego.

If you’re interested in scheduling time to speak with Rep. Gallego about the amendment, or about the NDAA, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

The approved amendment requires the President to submit a report on hostilities involving US forces no later than 48 hours after any incident where they are involved.