Kaine Statement Ahead of Anniversary of September 11th Attacks
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement ahead of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:
“Ahead of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, we remember the Americans we tragically lost in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and honor the many Virginians who have served and sacrificed so much since then in defense of our nation. These sacrifices are why I’m so committed to supporting our nation’s servicemembers, military families, and veterans. We owe it to them to help minimize the risk of a conflict erupting and ensure the United States will prevail decisively in any conflict we must fight.”
Kaine has been a leading voice in Congress on the need to repeal outdated Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs) to prevent future misuse. Kaine has introduced legislation with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) to repeal the 1991 and 2002 war authorizations that could be subject to misuse by future presidents and reassert Congress’ role in decisions as important as whether or not to send our troops in harm’s way. In 2018, he introduced legislation with Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) to update the 2001 AUMF and repeal the 2002 AUMF.