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US House Amendment Curtails Trump Warmongering

US House Amendment Curtails Trump Warmongering	US House Amendment Curtails Trump Warmongering

The US House of Representatives late Tuesday unanimously passed an amendment making clear Congress’s position that no law exists which gives the president power to launch a military strike against Iran. That amendment passed the US House as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019.
“The unanimous passage of this bipartisan amendment is a strong and timely counter to the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran deal and its increasingly hostile rhetoric,” Rep. Keith Ellison said. “This amendment sends a powerful message that the American people and members of congress do not want a war with Iran. Today, congress acted to reclaim its authority over the use of military force,” commondreams.org reported.

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