[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 8, 2023)]
[Page H1199]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      SYRIA WAR POWERS RESOLUTION

  (Ms. OMAR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. OMAR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to support Congress' restoring 
its constitutional authority over matters of war and peace.
  No matter what else we are discussing here today, the plain and 
simple truth is that Congress has not authorized military presence in 
Syria. For far too long, we in Congress have neglected this key Article 
I responsibility.
  If my colleagues believe that we need the military in Syria, then 
they should author an AUMF. They should debate that in committee, and 
they should bring it to a vote on the floor. We must not continue to 
hand over power to the executive branch when the politics get too 
  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to support today's resolution.