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House passes war powers resolution

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/10/20, 11:14 am

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a nonbinding measure calling on President Donald Trump to stop further military action against Iran without the expressed authorization of Congress. The administration condemned the vote for sending the wrong message to Iran.

Was the vote bipartisan? The resolution passed 224-194, with three Republicans and eight Democrats voting opposite of their respective party’s position. The GOP-controlled Senate is slated to take up a binding version of the resolution next week, where it faces an uphill battle, though two Republican senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky, promised to vote in support of the measure. The resolution would also be subject to a presidential veto.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Sift about why some Republicans in the Senate decided to support a war powers resolution.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 01/10/2020 04:34 pm

    Mike Lee and Rand Paul could have some valid reasons for going against President Trump. However, this seems to be a terrible time to do it. 

    Wrong message to the Iranians, is one reason

    But I think it is also a huge error to give aid and comfort to the totally deluded Democratic Party at this time. This is not bipartisanship or statesmanship. I believe it’s little more than showboating: “Look, everyone, at how independent I am from President Trump!”

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 01/10/2020 07:02 pm

    I don't see being independent from Trump as a good thing. He did the right thing.

    Has anyone found out WHY that contractor was killed? Did he see something or someone he shouldn't have? Like Iran moving into Iraq.

     

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 01/10/2020 06:59 pm

    Trump doesn't need to shoot at Iran.

    Iran is controlling parts of Iraq and Iraq knows it. Iran is slowly taking over Iraq piece by piece.

     

  • JD
    Posted: Sat, 01/11/2020 04:00 pm

    Hmmm..... how much more partisan can Nancy Pelosi get? Does anyone remember what her response was when she was asked if Obama should've gotten Congress's permission to bomb Lybia for 7 plus months? (In case you're wondering, she was totally fine with Obama making any decision he deemed appropriate- without question.) How about a piece done to expose the outrageous hypocrisy going on and how the situation is actually revealing deeper issues? How about standing up and calling to accountability our so-called "leaders"? How about someone calling on them to give a reason for why they would find it acceptable to put their tacit endorsement on a terrorist?? Where are the articles on exactly what this terrorist has done and his track record? Have any of you written a piece in favor of what Trump has done in defense of American interests and people? Rather than blaming Trump for this, how about a little history lesson on when all these tensions started (40 years ago)? How about more fully informing your readers instead of being "same song, second verse" to the mainstream media? And- by the way.... anyone know the name of the American contractor killed? How about a story on him and his life? It's quite amazing and inspiring.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 01/13/2020 04:57 pm

    You may need to go back a lot farther than 40 years to get to where this started. 

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