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House approves resolution to limit Trump's war powers on Iran

2020-01-10 09:04:28       source:CBS News

January 9, 2020

The House passed a resolution to limit President Trump's ability to engage in hostilities against Iran under the 1973 War Powers Resolution, as Democrats attempt to reassert Congress' constitutional authority to declare war amid a tense standoff with the Islamic Republic. 

The vote passed mostly along party lines, with three Republicans joining the Democrats to vote in favor and eight Democrats voting against. 


President Trump said Wednesday the U.S. would impose new sanctions against Iran, but backed away from further military action after Iran launched missiles at two military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq. Iran's attack was in response to America's targeted killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani.

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