Senate Approves Iran War Powers Bill

The Senate has approved a war powers resolution involving Iran. The measure aims to prevent President Trump from launching military strikes against Iran without congressional authorization.

Several Republicans joined Democrats in pushing the resolution, which was approved 55 to 45. Trump tweeted that "Iran would have a field day" if his hands are tied. Many lawmakers were angry when Trump ordered a strike that killed a top Iranian military commander without consulting congressional leaders.

The House recently passed a similar resolution that is non-binding. The House could take up the Senate bill, but Trump would likely veto any measure that limits his military authority. Veto overrides are very difficult to achieve – and conventional wisdom on the Hill is that there aren’t enough votes to flip a veto.

Source: Washington Post