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


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