Promoting peace at home and abroad is one of my top priorities as a Member of Congress. I believe Congress has a Constitutional obligation to debate the wisdom of fighting wars. I serve on the Foreign Affairs Committee, which oversees U.S. diplomatic and national security interests throughout the world. I have visited both Iraq and Afghanistan and I believe that it is time for the United States to start winding down both conflicts. Over the last decade, we have spent over a trillion dollars on war -- funds that could have been used to create jobs, rebuild our nation's infrastructure, and educate our children.