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Boehner: Obama Should Submit AUMF Request for ISIS War

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Speaker John A. Boehner reiterated his call for the White House to submit a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force in the war against the Islamic State at his weekly news conference Thursday. “In the new Congress, I would urge the president to submit a new authorization for the use of military force regarding our efforts to defeat and to destroy ISIL,” Boehner said, referring to the group also known as ISIS. “I reminded the president last month that historically the commander-in-chief has identified the need for the use of military force, written a new AUMF, sent it to Capitol Hill and worked to build bipartisan support for that measure.” Boehner also said the administration needed to show “urgency” to “accomplish the goal of defeating and destroying ISIL.”

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