Sunday, January 12, 2020

MORE WASTE OF TIME ALERT: House poised to vote next week on more measures to block Trump from acting against Iran

House Democrats are poised to pass more legislation next week to limit President Trump’s use of the military overseas as caucus members continue to question the administration's unilateral decision to kill Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani.
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Friday he is considering bringing up legislation to repeal the 2002 congressional authorization for the use of military force in Iraq, which Trump used in part to carry out the drone strike that killed Soleimani.
Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, said the House may also vote on legislation that would block the Pentagon from using funds to carry out military operations against Iran without the consent of Congress.
“That is a possibility, but they have not yet been scheduled,” Hoyer said when asked if the two measures would come up for a vote.
Both measures are expected to pass the House, and Democrats are eager to move them through the Senate, where they would likely pick up some GOP support.
Trump is all but certain to veto both bills if they ever reach his desk. The measures were included in a defense funding authorization bill last year but were taken out of the legislation before clearing Congress.
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