Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) is a combat veteran and former Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee.
Everyone in America needs a real stake in any decision to go to war
While I am optimistic about our Commander-in-Chief’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, I voted against the Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2015 that would grant the President the authority to provide funds to train and arm Syrian rebels against the enemy. I opposed the amendment because I strongly believe amassing additional debt to go to war should involve all of America debating the matter. Continued...