Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, voted Thursday to require President Barack Obama to bring troops home from Afghanistan by the end of the year.
The bill, House Concurrent Resolution 28, known as the Afghanistan War Powers Resolution, was defeated by the House, 321-93.
"Our country has now been at war for almost a decade, and it is our responsibility to ensure that there is a well-defined plan to bring this mission to a close," McNerney, who represents the Lodi area, said in a news release.
"At a time of grave economic challenges here at home, we're spending billions each year on the war while corruption within the Afghan government continues to flourish," McNerney said. "Committing resources to an endless war is not in the best interest of our country's security or economic stability."
McNerney added that guarding against future terrorist attacks is a critical priority. His son, Michael, joined the Air Force shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and he continues to serve with the Air Force Reserve, McNerney said.
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