After 8 Years, Will Congress Say “Enough”?
In December, President Obama announced that he would increase the US troop presence in Afghanistan.
But that doesn't mean that escalation is set in stone. 27 members of Congress have joined Rep. Barbara Lee to take a definitive step toward exercising Congress' most powerful lever against escalating the war. The bill – H.R. 3699 – would prohibit any increase in the number of troops serving in Afghanistan by declaring that no funds be used for that purpose.