House to vote this week on powers resolution to limit Trump’s action

Monday 06th January 2020 - 14:01

 House to vote this week on powers resolution to limit Trump’s action

INA – SOURCES

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that the House will vote on a war powers resolution this week to limit President Trump’s military actions against Iran, warning that his order last week for a lethal strike against a top Iranian commander risked a serious escalation of tensions in the Middle East.

In a letter to Democrats, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the U.S. action that killed Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was a “provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials” that endangered members of the U.S. military, diplomats and others.

Pelosi said lawmakers were concerned that the Trump administration acted without consulting Congress and without respect for the constitutional authority Congress has to declare war.

She said the House will introduce and vote on a resolution similar to one that Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced in the Senate last week.