Delgado Statement on House Passage of Iran War Powers Resolution

January 9, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Representative Antonio Delgado released the following statement on the House vote to reassert Congressional authority over U.S. military action in Iran:

“Today I voted for the War Powers Resolution to end United States Armed Forces’ engagement in hostilities with Iran. Congress is a co-equal branch of government, and the Constitution dictates that we have the sole power to declare war. The American people and Congress must have a clear understanding from the Administration of its plans to de-escalate tensions with this hostile power and ensure our nation is not once again staring down a costly and unending war.  We cannot send American servicemembers and diplomats into harm's way without a thorough grasp of the mission and objectives.”