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Politics These Republicans voted yes on the War Powers resolution

02:00  10 january  2020
02:00  10 january  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Mr Trump, a Republican , meanwhile tweeted that he hoped "all House Republicans will vote against Crazy Nancy Pelosi's War Powers Resolution ". The war powers resolution gathered momentum after a congressional briefing on Wednesday by administration officials seeking to justify the attack.

“Hope that all House Republicans will vote against Crazy Nancy Pelosi’s War Powers Resolution ,” he wrote. John R. Bolton, the hawkish former White House Congress enacted the war powers law over President Richard M. Nixon’s veto. But lawmakers have never succeeded in using it to curb a military

Matt Gaetz wearing a suit and tie: Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, questions witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 4, 2019.© Saul Loeb/AFP/POOL/Getty Images Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, questions witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 4, 2019.

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Iran War Powers resolution -- an effort to restrain President Donald Trump's ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval -- with the support of three Republicans on Thursday.

Republicans Reps. Matt Gaetz and Francis Rooney of Florida as well as Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky all crossed party lines to vote in favor of the resolution.

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War Powers resolution is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled chamber but Republicans want to keep all their members in line and voting against it. The Senate version differs from the version of the War Powers resolution that the House will vote on Thursday in that it includes a timeline, saying

The power to declare war is held exclusively by Congress, under The War Powers Resolution of 1973. In the hours leading up to Thursday’s vote , Trump asked House Republicans to “ vote against Crazy Nancy Pelosi’s War Powers Resolution ,” calling the resolution “Just another Democrat fraud

The measure, which passed by a nearly party line vote of 224-194 on Thursday evening, will next go to the Senate.

The structure of the House resolution is unique, however, calling into question whether it is actually legally binding. It was introduced as a concurrent resolution, a type of resolution often used for "sense of Congress" bills. They don't go to the President for a signature, and they aren't legally binding.

But House Democrats are arguing that concurrent resolutions under the War Powers Act are a special case, and they are legally binding. Republicans, however, say the resolution is not binding.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, a former CIA analyst and freshman Democrat, is the sponsor of the resolution, which calls on the President "to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran" unless Congress declares war or enacts "specific statutory authorization" for the use of armed forces.

Senate War Powers Resolution Has 51 Votes, Democrat Kaine Says .
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