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Season 4, Episode 55

New bill seeks to return the decision on military actions to Congress



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Jeff Stoffer

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Jeff Stoffer, Director of Media and Communications for the American Legion, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the potential repeal of the Authorization of Military Force, work by Adam Rocke to improve veteran services and Iroquois Post 1587, which helped start a youth program.

Stoffer explained his thoughts on a new bill, S. 316, that seeks to repeal authorizations for U.S. military operations against Iraq. Such authorizations are known as Public Law 102-1, he noted. Stoffer said Public Law 102-1 was previously used to authorize military action in 1991 and 2002 in Iraq. If Congress passes S. 316 and repeals Public Law 102-1, it will return the power to authorize military force to Congress and ensure that no military action can be taken without their approval.

He also spoke about Adam Rocke, a veteran who works to improve transitioning and after-service care programs for fellow veterans. Stoffer said Rocke helped make changes to the Hiring Our Heroes program, which ultimately reduced the veteran unemployment rate. Furthermore, his work with Task Force Movement accelerated the time veterans needed to become credentialled in the trucking and cybersecurity industries. 

Stoffer then explained how Iroquois Post 1587 helped the Seneca Nation start a new youth program. Aimed at younger generations, the program teaches tribal traditions, survival skills and how to become one with nature. At the end of the program, the children play an ancient game called snow snake, where they create a “snow snake” —- a wooden stick that resembles a pool cue — and see who can throw it the farthest down a long track of snow

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