Saturday, January 11, 2020
KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER EXPLAINS WAR POWERS RESOLUTION AGAINST PREZ TRUMP AND TOUTS CONTINUED ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!!
Quick catch-up with Kansas City's top ranking elected official and his take on recent Congressional action . . .
Congressman Cleaver’s 2019 Accomplishments Memo
I hope that you enjoyed a peaceful holiday season filled with family, friends, and loved ones. After a brief respite, this week the United States House of Representatives reconvened in Washington, D.C. to open the second session of the 116th Congress.
With our first order of business, the House took action to protect American lives and values by passing a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military options regarding Iran. For far too long, Congress has relinquished its constitutional responsibilities and continuously ceded power to the Executive Branch, which has led to costly and endless wars in the Middle East. With the War Powers Resolution, the House of Representatives took a major step in reasserting congressional authority to declare war and ensuring that future Presidents come to Congress before initiating any military conflicts. As a long-time advocate for a co-equal Legislative Branch, I was happy to support this necessary vote.
While I’m sure many of you are interested in what awaits in 2020, I’d like to take a moment to look back on all the progress the Fifth District of Missouri made in 2019. As your representative, it’s important to keep you apprised of the work my office and I are doing. For that reason, I’m happy to share with you our Annual Accomplishments Memo for 2019. In the memo you can find legislation I’ve passed into law, hearings I’ve held as Chairman of a Financial Services Subcommittee, and services my office has provided for constituents in the Fifth District.
I’m incredibly proud of the work my staff and I were able to do last year, and I’m hopeful you’ll take as much pride as we do in the progress we’re making as a congressional district. As always, it’s been a humbling honor to serve you in the Halls of Congress, and I look forward to building on our achievements in 2020.
You can find the Annual Accomplishments Memo here.
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