Calling for an end to America’s military involvement in Afghanistan, Minnesota’s 8th District Rep. Rick Nolan added his name as co-sponsor to a bill that would end funding for the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
“It’s time to stop building infrastructure in Afghanistan and start rebuilding America,” Nolan said Tuesday.
President Obama and many others including Nolan have repeatedly called for significant new investments to repair and rebuild America’s aging infrastructure, Nolan noted in a news release. To that end, Nolan added his name to a list of bipartisan co-sponsors to H.R. 200, “The Responsible End to the War in Afghanistan Act” (H.R. 780 in the 112th Congress).
The legislation limits war funding in Afghanistan to the safe and orderly withdrawal of all armed forces members and military contractor personnel from Afghanistan.
“The war in Afghanistan is now in its 13th year and has cost us over $600 billion. There is no military solution in Afghanistan and keeping our troops posted through 2014 will only delay the inevitable,” Nolan said.
Nolan said it’s time to end unsustainable wars of choice, reduce the U.S. military footprint and re-invest in America with projects that generate jobs.
“Here in the 8th District alone, there are more than 300 bridges and hundreds of miles of roads along with schools, court houses and parks in urgent need of repair and rebuilding.