ICYMI: Bipartisan coalition of lawmakers introduces legislation to restore congressional war powers

From the office of Rep. Anthony Brown (D, MD):

House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (D-MD), Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Tom Cole (R-OK), Don Bacon (R-NE), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Francis Rooney (R-FL), Jason Crow (D-CO), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Jared Golden (D-ME) and Rob Woodall (R-GA) introduced bipartisan legislation to establish limits on the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The “Limit on the Expansion of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act,” H.R. 7500, would reassert Congress’ Constitutional role in the declaration of war. For nearly two decades, the 2001 AUMF, which passed in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks, has been used by three presidents as the legal justification for the deployment of American servicemembers into new countries, each time without a debate or vote in Congress…. (Read more)

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