Senate Approves Legislation To Limit President's War Powers Against Iran

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Updated at 3:18 p.m. ET The Senate approved a bipartisan resolution to curb the president's war powers when it comes to Iran — a rare rebuke and effort to reassert Congress' authority, The vote was 55-45 — with eight Republicans joining all Democrats to pass the measure. The tally fell far short of the two-thirds needed to override a presidential veto. Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine led the charge on the resolution, which would ban the president from ordering any new offensive strikes against Iran. It would still allow the president to order strikes in cases of self-defense against an imminent attack. Early on, the legislation garnered three Republican co-sponsors : Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah. And at...

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Senate Approves Legislation To Limit President's War Powers Against Iran

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