WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressmen Tom Reed (NY-23) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, released the following statement announcing a new bipartisan working group tasked with developing legislative recommendations aimed at clarifying Congress’s war power Constitutional responsibilities. 

 

"Congress must fulfill its obligations under the Constitution regarding war, including authorizations for use of military force (AUMF).

"Congress must do its job and make the hard decisions before sending our service men and women into harm’s way. This issue transcends any individual President or any session of Congress. For America’s national security, we must develop trust with each other, as members of Congress, and set aside the partisanship of years past.  On issues of national security, partisanship must end at our water’s edge.”