Sending Office: Honorable Mike Gallagher
Sent By:
Charles.Morrison@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Cosponsors: Malinowski, Hurd, Panetta, Stefanik, Rose, Taylor,
Kim

Dear Colleague,

Please join me in cosponsoring HR 889, bipartisan legislation to protect and reinforce the US-Republic of Korea alliance. This bill builds upon and strengthens language in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to ensure the United States maintains
a robust military presence on the Korean Peninsula. The bill includes a sense of Congress about the importance of treaty alliances and a forward-deployed force in the Indo-Pacific, while making clear that Congress should be consulted well in advance of any
significant change to the status quo on the Peninsula.  

Most importantly, the bill limits funding for a withdrawal from South Korea. This limitation blocks a withdrawal of US forces below 22,000 unless the Secretary of Defense certifies that South Korea would be fully capable of defending itself following the
withdrawal, that the reduction was coordinated in consultation with US allies, and that the withdrawal supports National Defense Strategy requirements.

To cosponsor or for more information, please contact Charles Morrison in Rep. Gallagher’s office at
Charles.Morrison@mail.house.gov (6-7386), or Eliza Ramirez in Rep. Malinowski’s office at
Eliza.Ramirez@mail.house.gov (5-5361).

 

Sincerely,

Mike Gallagher                                       

Member of Congress       

 

Tom Malinowski

Member of Congress

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