09/28/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/28/2021 16:24
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID) in introducing the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act, legislation to address the outstanding issues related to the Biden administration's rushed and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
"We must hold the Biden administration accountable for its disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. This foreign policy failure has resulted in a humanitarian disaster, but this all could have been avoided," Boozman said. "This legislation provides the oversight tools to ensure all Americans are successfully evacuated and our allies in Afghanistan are brought to safety while developing a strategy to protect our interests against potential violence perpetrated by the Taliban and its supporters."
In addition to Boozman, cosponsors of the legislation include Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Rob Portman (R-OH), Todd Young (R-IN), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), John Thune (R-SD), Rick Scott (R-FL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Richard Burr (R-NC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), John Hoeven (R-ND), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Joni Ernst (R-IA).
The Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act:
Text of the legislation can be found here.