Schumer: Senate must vote on resolution limiting Trump on Iran
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Monday that the chamber will have to vote on a resolution limiting President Trump's ability to take military action against Iran. Schumer, speaking from the Senate floor, noted that Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) had introduced a war powers resolution that would require Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from hostilities against Iran within 30 days without congressional sign off."That resolution willSchumer, speaking from the Senate floor, noted that Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) had introduced a war powers resolution that would require Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from hostilities against Iran within 30 days without congressional sign off.
(Bloomberg) -- Democratic Senator Tim Kaine says he has enough votes to pass a resolution that would limit President Donald Trump’s ability to carry out a military attack against Iran without congressional authorization.
Kaine said Tuesday he has 51 “declared votes“ for a revised version of his war powers resolution. He said Republican senators Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Susan Collins and Todd Young will support his measure.
Congress could vote tomorrow on War Powers Act
A measure to limit President Trump’s authority to wage war with Iran could come up for a vote in the Senate as soon as tomorrow. The sponsor of the Senate version, Virginia Democrat Tim Kaine, already has two GOP senators on board, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.But Kaine needs two more Republicans to get the 51 vote simple majority needed for passage, and he’s hoping that Susan Collins of Maine and Jerry Moran of Kansas, who voted in the past for an amendment limiting funding for military action, will push the resolution over the top.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was also optimistic that it has enough support to pass.
“We believe we will get 51 votes,” Schumer told reporters Tuesday. “We believe this resolution is the right way to go.”
Kaine’s measure includes changes requested by Republicans, and the Virginia senator said it’s eligible for floor consideration Tuesday though it could get a vote earlier if a deal is reached with leadership. Kaine said under Senate rules the measure can get an expedited vote and only needs a simple majority to pass.
Kaine said he expects the Senate to be able to act on the measure even though Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chamber plans to begin Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday. Schumer said senators will “work out the timing.”
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Pelosi says House to vote on resolution to limit Trump's military actions on Iran .
Pelosi says House to vote on resolution to limit Trump's military actions on Iran(Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will introduce and vote on a war powers resolution this week to limit U.S. President Donald Trump's military actions regarding Iran.