WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently joined 27 of her colleagues in introducing the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act. The legislation—spearheaded by Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—aims to address the unresolved issues related to the administration’s rushed and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“The Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan left Americans and our allies stranded in a Taliban-controlled state,” Senator Capito said. “There’s been a lack of accountability and a failure by the White House, State Department, and Department of Defense to take responsibility for their unconscionable foreign policy blunders. This legislation would take necessary steps the administration has failed to implement, such as putting in a place a strategy to evacuate those left behind, sanction the Taliban, and restrict and review any future aid to the country.”
Specifically, the legislation:
Text of the legislation can be found here.
In addition to Senators Capito and Risch, additional co-sponsors include, Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), John Hoeven (R-N.D), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Kennedy (R-La.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas).
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