joint resolution Progress
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house Passed March 11th, 2020Roll Call Vote 227 Yea / 186 Nay
- The senate Passed February 13th, 2020Roll Call Vote 55 Yea / 45 NayIntroducedJanuary 9th, 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 resolution that ultimately won’t do anything to restrain the executive branch’s war powers with respect to Iran. 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.