In the discussion about how much budgetary support “the State Department should have, without objection, I would like to put into the record a letter from 120 three and four star flag officers urging that you have more resources” than the Administration suggested in its budget proposal.”
-Congressman Sherman’s remarks at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the FY 2018 Foreign Affairs Budget, June 14, 2017
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The Constitution “vests in Congress not only the power to declare war but control over the money that funds military operations. It also makes the President Commander-in-chief. So, how do we wrestle with those competing constitutional provisions? President Jefferson did … In 2011, I proposed an amendment to say that no funds shall be spent in contravention of the War Powers Act and that has been part of the base bill for defense appropriations ever since.”
- Congressman Sherman’s remarks at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, “Authorization for the Use of Military Force and Current Terrorist Threats,” July 25, 2017
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