House kills ‘Defend the Guard Act’

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A measure designed to ban the deployment of Wyoming National Guard members without a formal declaration of war failed to clear introduction in the House on Friday.

House Bill 98, sponsored by Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance, would have prohibited the deployment of Wyoming guard members into active duty unless Congress had declared war.

The measure was the subject of a news conference Friday during which U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, spoke in support of the bill.

The bill, dubbed the “Defend the Guard Act,” was defeated in a vote of 22-35.

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