Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14)
November 18, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Res. 1062, a bipartisan resolution introduced by Reps. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) and Colin Allred (TX-32) recognizing the importance of the U.S.-Iraq strategic relationship. Reschenthaler is a veteran of the Iraq War, where he prosecuted nearly 100 terrorists and successfully defended a Navy SEAL falsely accused of mishandling the Butcher of Fallujah.
“I saw firsthand the importance of the United States-Iraqi partnership for promoting peace and stability in the Middle East as a Navy JAG prosecuting terrorists in Baghdad, Iraq,” said Reschenthaler. “I am proud our colleagues joined us to recognize and support this critical diplomatic and security partnership, which has empowered our nations to work together to counter threats from Iran and violent terrorists in the region.”
Specifically, H.Res. 1062 calls on Congress and the administration to continue supporting cooperation between the U.S. and Iraq and highlights the importance of both the security and economic aspects of the bilateral relationship. The resolution also highlights the challenges Iraq is facing, such as a possible resurgence of ISIS, economic crises, and rising COVID-19 cases.
“We should always lead with our American values on the global stage and work to strengthen relationships with our strategic partners, like Iraq,” said Allred. “We must support our partners in Iraq and across the Middle East, and by doing so we can fight terrorism, promote security within Iraq and encourage stability across the region. I thank Congressman Reschenthaler and my colleagues in the House for supporting this measure’s passage and affirming the U.S.-Iraq relationship.”