Co-sponsors of the bill include: Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators — led byTodd Young (R-IN) andTim Kaine (D-VA) — introduced legislation Wednesday that would strip President Joe Biden of war powers byrepealing both the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) in the Middle East.
The move comes in response to Biden’s recent airstrikes in eastern Syria, which were launched without congressional approval. The decision to launch the strike followed the shelling of anIraqi military base that houses U.S. troops.The rocket attack left onecivilian contractor dead and nine others wounded. A U.S. service member was among those hurt.
“Last week’s airstrikes in Syria show that the executive branch, regardless of party, will continue to stretch its war powers,” Kaine,a member of the powerful Senate Foreign RelationsCommittee, said in a statement obtained byPolitico. “Congress has a responsibility to not only vote to authorize…
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