Problem Solvers Caucus Calls to Reconsider August 31st Deadline to Complete Evacuation from Afghanistan

August 26, 2021
Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus formally endorsed the following position: 

"As Democrats and Republicans, we stand united in our commitment to protecting U.S. citizens, diplomats, intelligence officers, and our foreign partners who are currently attempting to flee Afghanistan. In this time of tremendous danger, politics must be put aside to advance our common goals. From this week's bipartisan Member briefing, it is apparent that the Administration's set date for departure from Afghanistan on August 31st does not provide enough time to evacuate all American citizens and our partners. We respectfully call on the Administration to reconsider its timeline and provide a clear plan to Congress that will result in the completion of our shared national objectives." 

Problem Solvers, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) brought the statement for endorsement, which garnered the support of more than 75 percent of the Caucus. 

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