House votes to limit Trump's Iran war powers

Catherine Garcia

The House voted on Thursday to approve a measure that limits President Trump's military actions against Iran.

The resolution, introduced by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), passed with a vote of 224 to 194. It directs Trump to seek approval from Congress before ordering any further military action against Iran. "If our loved ones are going to be sent to fight in any protracted war, the president owes the American people a conversation," Slotkin said, adding that her measure "allows us to start that debate as our founders intended." Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has introduced a similar proposal in the Senate.

The vote came one week after Trump authorized an airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and just two days after Iran responded by firing missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

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