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Mooney is a freedom fighter

The Journal

Congratulations to Rep. Alex Mooney (R 2nd District WV) for receiving a FreedomFighter’s award from Freedomworks as noted in Rep. Mooney’s informative Monday newsletter. Jason Pye, Freedomworks’ Vice President for Legislative Affairs, said “These are the folks we can count on to put the Constitution and American taxpayers first.”

Rep. Mooney has an opportunity to exercise both those Congressional responsibilities upon his return to the House after the Fourth of July Recess.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D IL) has proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that will reassert the Congress’ Constitutionally mandated authority to wage war. The amendment restricts the use of funds for initiating military action against Iran and stresses that the 2001 and 2002 Authorized Use of Military Force (AUMF) resolutions do not provide authorization for military action against Iran. (It in no way restricts the U.S. from defending itself in the case of an attack.)


Passing this amendment supports the Constitution and prevents exorbitant expense that the taxpayer can ill afford in the face of multiple crises. It would make sense for Rep. Mooney to support, and even co-sponsor, the amendment.

It would be great if Rep. Mooney would also contact House leadership to insist that a vote on that amendment be taken on the floor. These concrete actions would be in line with Rep. Mooney’s earlier vote to repeal the 2001 AUMF and reassert Congress’ constitutionally mandated authority in matters of war making and military action while ensuring fiscal prudence. And, it reinforces his status as a FreedomFighter!