I’m proud to cosponsor Sen. Kaine’s War Powers Resolution & pleased the Senate voted to advance it today. This res is an important step in preserving Congress’ constitutional role in matters of nat’l security & makes clear to Trump Admin it can’t drag America into war w/ Iran.
The CPC has endorsed 2 bills to prevent war with Iran.
1st, from @RepRoKhanna , prohibits any funding for offensive military force in Iran. The 2nd, from @RepBarbaraLee , repeals the 02 Iraq AUMF.
We've urged leadership for a vote on these bills alongside a strong War Powers Res.
That @POTUS doesn’t need congressional approval to repel attacks isn’t my “position” its in constitution
And even War Powers Res (which is unconstitutional) recognizes President doesn’t need congressional authorization to respond to attack on armed forces
Trump vetoes Yemen/war powers measure which would get US out of involvement in Yemen civil war, via Saudi Arabia. Is Trump's second veto. Tells Congress. "For these reasons, it is my duty to return S.J. Res. 7 to the Senate without my approval." They lack the 2/3 vote to override
BREAKING: For the first time, Congress has sent a resolution invoking the War Powers Act to the President's desk. House just passed S.J.Res. 7, legislation to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in #Yemen .
I'm on the Senate floor now urging my colleagues to support SJ Res 7, our War Powers Resolution to end US involvement in the war in Yemen.
85,000 children have died. The country is in the midst of a cholera epidemic. Today we have a chance to end our support for this nightmare.