Senate Passes War Powers Measure… Restricts Trump’s Power

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to advance a War Powers resolution, and a handful of Republicans voted with Democrats on the measure.

The War Powers resolution, which was introduced and passed by the Democratic-controlled House earlier this year, would limit President Donald Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran without approval from Congress.

The vote was bipartisan, 51-45, with eight Republicans voting with Democrats. 

As noted by The Daily Caller, below are the eight Republicans:

1. Utah Sen. Mike Lee

2. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul

3. Maine Sen. Susan Collins

4. Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander 

5. Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy

6. Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran

7. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski

8. Indiana Sen. Todd Young.

“We should not be at war with Iran unless Congress votes to authorize such a war,” Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who introduced the resolution said, according to CNN. 

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Kathy Taylor
Kathy Taylor
3 years ago

I am pretty sure This ONLY applies to a declared war. What happened last month wouldnt have changed

Richard James
Richard James
3 years ago

There’s always a way. Besides, The DEMs are doing this o any action looks like war.