Articles Tagged 'War Powers Act'

Democrats scramble to rein in Trump’s Iran war powers

January 13, 2020
Democrats are racing against the clock to shore up support for checking President Trump’s war powers as the fight shifts to the Senate. Lawmakers looking… READ MORE

Democrats pass measure aimed at curbing Trump military authority in Iran

House Democrats Thursday passed a resolution to curb President Trump’s authority to use military force against Iran. The measure is nonbinding and will not reach… READ MORE

McCain: ‘Unconstitutional’ to limit Obama’s war powers

Sen. John McCain said Sunday that Congress should give President Obama more military authority than he has asked for to defeat the Islamic State. Mr. McCain, chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, said stripping the commander-in-chief of any military options is “unconstitutional and frankly leaders to 535 commander-in-chiefs” as lawmakers get too involved in specific military strategy. “I… READ MORE

House rebukes Obama on Libya, but won’t cut funds

June 25, 2011
By Kathleen Hennessey, The Los Angeles Times The House of Representatives refused to either endorse or curtail U.S. involvement in Libya, delivering a mixed message Friday that highlighted deep divisions surrounding the issue. By an overwhelming margin, lawmakers refused to sanction U.S. participation in a NATO campaign of airstrikes in the North African country, a vote that amounted to a… READ MORE

Boehner gives Obama Friday deadline on Libya

June 15, 2011
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times Stepping up a simmering constitutional conflict, House Speaker John A. Boehner warned President Obama on Tuesday that unless he gets… READ MORE

Bipartisan Congress rebuffs Obama on Libya mission

June 4, 2011
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times Crossing party lines to deliver a stunning rebuke to the commander in chief, the vast majority of the House voted Friday for resolutions telling President Obama he has broken the constitutional chain of authority by committing U.S. troops to the international military mission in Libya. In two votes — on competing resolutions that amounted to… READ MORE

Attack Renews Debate Over Congressional Consent

March 22, 2011
By CHARLIE SAVAGE, The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Obama is facing criticism that crosses the political divide for not seeking Congressional authorization before ordering the American military to join in attacks of Libyan air defenses and government forces. Some Democratic lawmakers — including Representatives Jerrold Nadler of New York, Barbara Lee of California and Michael E. Capuano of… READ MORE

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