The New Paper

June 18, 2021

House votes to remove 2002 war powers resolution

The House voted 268-161 to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq. The vote follows a years-long debate over the role of Congress (which has the sole power to declare war) in certain military authorities and decisions in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attack.
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