Alternatives to War:
An active member of the House of Representatives Out of Iraq Caucus, Congresswoman Velázquez advocates to bring our soldiers home safely from Iraq and Afghanistan. She opposed the Iraq war from day one – voting “No” on giving the President congressional authorization to use military force.
She has voted consistently against funding for the war and opposes any measure that does not include a timeline for withdrawal. The Congresswoman has also introduced legislation to allow taxpayers to block their tax dollars from paying for the conflict in Iraq. This war is not supported by the public or Congress, yet our nation remains mired in combat. Now is the time to hand responsibility over to the Iraqis and start bringing our troops home.
- Velázquez Introduces Bill to Cut off Funding for the Iraq War
- Velázquez: Bring Our Troops Home
- Velázquez Statement on House Iraq Resolution: “Bring Our Troops Home”
- Velázquez Statement on the Passage of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health, and Iraq Accountability Act