Durbin Statement on Congressional Responsibility in Matters of War

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today spoke on the floor of the United States Senate about Congress’ responsibility in matters of war, currently our involvement in Libya. Throughout his tenure in Congress, regardless of who was in the White House, Durbin has consistently argued that Congress should have a voice in determining when the United States sends its sons and daughters into armed conflict.


“I think the President is right in what he is doing in Libya,” said Durbin. “But I think that this use of military force—even though it is for a good humanitarian purpose—is one that requires the authorization of the American people through their members of Congress.”