MEDIA ADVISORY: Merkley, Lee, Manchin, Paul to Introduce Resolution Requiring Congressional Approval for any Military Mission in Afghanistan after 2014

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mike Lee (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Rand Paul (R-KY) will hold a press conference on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the introduction of their resolution that would require congressional approval for any military mission in Afghanistan after 2014. According to news reports, the Administration is currently in negotiations with the Government of Afghanistan to maintain a presence in Afghanistan for another 10 years past 2014, with as many as 10,000 troops or more stationed in the country.

WHO:    Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

WHAT: Press Conference


WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, February 6, 11am Eastern


WHERE: Senate Radio/Television Gallery, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20515