In an effort to keep track of whether Congress is going to vote and debate the issue of military force in Iraq and Syria, we have started a new* public whip count. We are tracking the members of Congress who have issued statements, or said publicly that not only must Congress vote on an authorization for the use of U.S. military force in Iraq and Syria but that Congress must come back from vacation to vote on that authorization now. Below is our running tally so far. If you click on the link on each senator or representative’s name it will take you to the source of their remarks that earned them a place on this list.
We hope that you can help us keep our running tally up-to-date. If your member of Congress wants to come back and vote on this, please let us know. Keep us posted!
(*Before the Congressional recess, this was our running tally.)
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)Sen. Angus King (I-ME)Sen. John Barrasso (R-WYO)Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT)Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ)Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)