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News from Congressman Spark M. Matsunaga of Hawaii

Washington, D.C. - Spark Matsunaga has said, "If we have learned but one lesson from the tragedy in Vietnam, it is that we need definite, unmistakable procedures to prevent future undeclared wars," Rep. Matsunaga a member of the Rules Committee cleared for floor consideration a joint resolution limiting the President's power to send U.S. forces to combat without getting the approval of Congress first. This measure states that the President must report to Congress within 48 hours after

...he commits U.S. troops equipped for combat in any foreign nation, except for deployments related to supply, replacement repair or training.

...commits U.S. troops to hostilities outside the U.S.

...substantially enlarges U.S. troops equipped for combat already located in a foreign nation.

Matsunaga said the Congress would have 120 days to act on the president's report, and if the Congress refuses to approve the President's actions, the troops must be disengaged and brought home.

Barbara Wiebanga
Chairman, IR&T

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