For Immediate Release

Sanders, Paul to Hold Hearing on Unauthorized War’s Effect on Federal Spending

WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will join Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, to hold a hearing entitled “War Powers and the Effects of Unauthorized Military Engagements on Federal Spending," tomorrow, June 6 at 2:30 p.m.

The subcommittee will explore both the financial impact and the constitutional implications of open-ended war under the existing Authorization for Use of Military Force and examine the potential ramifications if Congress adopts the revised AUMF proposed by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

WHAT: Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management hearing entitled, “War Powers and the Effects of Unauthorized Military Engagements on Federal Spending”

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

WITNESSES:

Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel

Jonathan Turley, Professor of Public Interest Law, The George Washington University School of Law

Christopher Anders, Deputy Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office

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