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

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 wasn’t enough to convince Lindholm’s 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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