Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the progress being made to repeal the 2002 and 1991 Iraq AUMFs. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
Negotiations to reach a deal on AUMF repeal continue here in the Senate. We had a number of votes yesterday evening on Republican amendments, and I expect that we’re going to see a few more later today.
Senate passage of AUMF repeal is now a matter of when not if, and today we’re going to continue working to make sure that it happens as soon as we can.
Americans want to see an end to endless Middle East wars. Passing this AUMF repeal is a necessary step to putting these bitter conflicts squarely behind us. I thank my colleagues for their work, I look forward to this bill’s passage very soon. We are allowing amendments, but we shouldn't just be dilatory. We should move forward.