concurrent resolution Progress
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed January 9th, 2020Roll Call Vote 224 Yea / 194 NayIntroducedJanuary 8th, 2020
President Donald Trump’s decision to eliminate Iranian General Qassem Soleimani through the use of military force was disproportionate and raises the risk of an escalation in tensions between the U.S. and Iran into an all-out war. This resolution would make it clear that the president must receive authorization from Congress before starting a protracted war with Iran without undermining the military’s ability to defend itself.
Congress shouldn’t waste its time by considering a non-binding resolution that won’t do anything to restrain the executive branch’s war powers with respect to Iran. House Democrats are using this resolution to score political points and undermine the action taken to eliminate Iranian General Soleimani, who was responsible for killing hundreds of Americans & destabilizing much of the Middle East.