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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 10:41 AM

Nancy Pelosi: House Will Vote On Resolution To Curb Trump's War Powers This Week

Source: huffpost



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Pelosi said the resolution mirrored a similar effort in the Senate introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

“It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days,” Pelosi wrote.

Senate Democrats also are demanding justification and transparency on Trump’s actions. In a letter late Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) called on the president to declassify the notification Congress received about last week’s airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

“It is critical that national security matters of such import be shared with the American people in a timely manner,” the senators wrote. “An entirely classified notification is simply not appropriate in a democratic society, and there appears to be no legitimate justification for classifying this notification.”

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On Saturday, Trump informed Congress of the drone strike, as was required by the War Powers Act. However, Pelosi railed against the administration’s claims for ordering the strike, saying it raised “more questions than it answers.” Pelosi noted she had “serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran.”

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Reply Nancy Pelosi: House Will Vote On Resolution To Curb Trump's War Powers This Week (Original post)
marble falls Jan 6 OP
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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:46 AM

1. Good.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:53 AM

2. Its a start and an opprtunity for him to back in off the ledge.

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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:33 PM

3. Nancy Pelosi announces vote to limit Trump's war powers after Iran strike: "You're not a dictator"


The House will vote on a “war powers resolution to limit the president’s military actions regarding Iran," she said

IGOR DERYSH
JANUARY 6, 2020 3:42PM (UTC)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced a vote on a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran on Sunday.

Pelosi sent a letter to House Democrats decrying Trump’s ordered killing of a top Iranian general as a “provocative and disproportionate” attack.

“As members of Congress, our first responsibility is to keep the American people safe,” Pelosi said. “For this reason, we are concerned that the administration took this action without the consultation of Congress and without respect for Congress’ war powers granted to it by the Constitution.”

Pelosi said in the letter that the House would vote on a “war powers resolution to limit the president’s military actions regarding Iran.”

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https://www.salon.com/2020/01/06/nancy-pelosi-announces-vote-to-limit-trumps-war-powers-after-iran-strike-youre-not-a-dictator/

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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:55 PM

4. Barbara Lee was the only one to vote against the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorization_for_Use_of_Military_Force_Against_Terrorists

She was the only one in all of Congress who warned against giving a blank check to wage war anywhere against anyone with unlimited powers. She was right all along.

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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 02:03 PM

5. Nancy is such an astute leader

 

I admire her more and more daily

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