Barr wants report on Americans, equipment left in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (WTVQ) – U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) is backing a bill in Congress that would require the Biden Administration to give legislators an exact accounting of Americans and equipment that are still in Afghanistan as well as a plan to bring them back home.

The Afghanistan Withdrawal Oversight and Liability (AWOL) Act specifically asks for the following:

  • A specific and accurate number of the Americans in Afghanistan and a plan from the Biden Administration to bring them home
  • An accounting of all the equipment in Afghanistan
  • Transparency on any deals or agreements made by the Biden Administration with the Taliban
  • State that the Taliban should not be recognized as the government of Afghanistan
  • Prohibit any federal funding or sanctions relief to the Taliban

“It is a national disgrace that this President left a single American, let alone hundreds or even thousands, behind enemy lines,” said Congressman Barr.  “The Administration offers the excuse that most of the Americans left behind did not want to be evacuated.  But who believes that any American wants to remain voluntarily in a country run by brutal terrorists who hate Americans?  This is a massive hostage crisis in the making, the likes of which we have never seen in American history.  That is why, as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I will not rest until we hold this Administration accountable and demand every American be rescued.”

“President Biden’s incompetence has left hundreds of Americans stranded in Afghanistan,” said Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08), who introduced and is sponsoring the AWOL Act. “This common-sense bill holds the administration accountable by requiring them to develop a plan to save the people they left behind.  Congress cannot sit on the sidelines during this crisis, and I’m grateful to have Rep. Barr’s support in this effort.”

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