Today, Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16) voted against H. Con. Res. 28, a bill that would direct the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from Afghanistan within 30 days of the resolution's enactment. The bill failed to pass the House by a vote of 93 -- 321. Congressman Renacci released the following statement in response to his vote on this legislation:
"Securing our homeland and protecting American lives by defeating the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan must remain a top priority for the federal government. The passage of this resolution would have led to the premature withdrawal from Afghanistan, ignoring the guidance of our military leaders and emboldening our enemies. It is vital to U.S. national security that we succeed in Afghanistan, and I will continue to support our troops to ensure they have the time and resources they need to get the job done."