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PoliticsHouse votes to require congressional approval for military strike against Iran

21:32  12 july  2019
21:32  12 july  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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WASHINGTON — The House voted Friday to curb President Trump’s ability to strike Iran militarily on Friday, adopting a bipartisan provision that would require the president to get Congress ’s approval before authorizing military force against Tehran.

from Congress for military action against Iran , after Senate leaders struck a deal on the vote amid Democrats threatening to hold up the passage of an annual defense bill. In the lead-up to Friday's vote , Senate Republicans signaled confidence they had enough votes to defeat the amendment.

House votes to require congressional approval for military strike against Iran© Zach Gibson The Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday voted for a measure that would block President Donald Trump from initiating military action against Iran without congressional approval.

Lawmakers adopted the amendment from Reps. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., in a 251-170 vote with more than two dozen Republicans in support. The measure was wrapped into the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that the House passed Friday afternoon.

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House ’s tough talk against Iran is reviving questions about US President Donald Trump’s ability to order military strikes without approval from Congress . The Senate fell short Friday, in a 50-40 vote , on an amendment to a sweeping Defense bill that would require congressional support before

that would have required Donald Trump to get explicit congressional approval for a military strike on Iran . launching a military strike against Iran unless he got explicit congressional approval . The measure needed 60 votes to pass. Four Republicans broke ranks to support the measure: Sens.

The House and the Senate will still have to reconcile their separate versions of the defense bill, and are likely to exclude the Iran amendment from the final package. Last month, a similar measure that would have restricted the president's ability to unilaterally launch military action on Iran failed in the Senate. The legislation received 50 votes in favor and 40 against, falling short of the 60-vote hurdle to advance to a final vote.

The amendment's adoption by the House follows Trump's statement in June that the United States had been "cocked and loaded" to strike Iranian targets in retaliation for Iran shooting down an unmanned drone.

During a White House meeting a day before Trump almost greenlighted the military strike, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told the president that he would need Congress to approve any sort of military action against Iran, she later told reporters. Trump himself said that he had backed down because the Pentagon said that the loss of life would be a disproportionate response to the shooting down of the drone.

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‘I don’t need congressional approval to strike Iran ’. Earlier, Trump said that he does not need congressional approval to strike Iran , rejecting House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s assertion that any American military action against the Islamic Republic required approval from

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Trump said at the time, amid heightening tensions with Iran, that he had executive power to strike Iran unilaterally without congressional approval. Former President Barack Obama relied on an authorization for the use of military force from 2001 in justifying his unilateral power to launch strikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria.

On Friday, the House also repealed the Authorization for Use of Military Force that Congress passed in 2002 and adopted another amendment that expressed that the 2001 AUMF has served as a "blank check for any president to wage war at any time and any place." The measure said that any new AUMF must include a sunset clause with a clear set of "objectives, targets, and geographic scope, and reporting requirements."

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