July 23, 2019

Senator Young Announces AUMF Hearing in Foreign Relations Committee Tomorrow

WASHINGTON– Following U.S. Senator Todd Young’s (R-Ind.) call for a hearingto review Authorities for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on this topic tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24, at 10:15 a.m. EDT. The hearing will be livestreamed here.


“I share the concern of many of my colleagues about the role Congress must play in authorizing the use of military force, and I look forward to this important discussion in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” said Senator Young. “As I have said repeatedly, we must ensure Congress fulfills its constitutionally mandated role.”


The hearing will feature testimony from The Honorable David Hale, Under Secretary for Political Affairs for the U.S. Department of State, and Mr. Marik String, Acting Legal Advisor for the U.S. Department of State. 


As a Marine, Senator Young has advocated for a new AUMFsince coming to the Senate in January 2017. Senator Young introduced legislationto authorize the use of force against ISIS. He and Senator Kaine also introduced a bipartisan billto repeal the 1991 and 2002 AUMFs for the Gulf and Iraq wars – 28 and 17 years after these AUMFs were first passed, reasserting Congress’ vital role in not only declaring wars, but in ending them.


Wednesday, July 24



Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing: Reviewing Authorities for the Use of Military Force



U.S. Senator Todd Young, Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, officials from the U.S. Department of State 



Hearing begins at 10:15 a.m. EDT 




Dirksen Senate Office Building


50 Constitution Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002