House defeats war restriction bill despite visit from Sen. Rand Paul

February 17, 2020

CHEYENNE Rep. Tyler Lindholm brought a U.S. senator to the Wyoming Capitol on Friday to rally support for his Defend The Guard Act” which was intended to restrict national guard deployments without a formal declaration of war by Congress.

But an appearance by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wasnt enough to convince Lindholms colleagues.

The bill failed an initial vote 35-22 falling far short of the two-thirds majority needed for introduction in the Wyoming House.

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