Megathread: The US House of Representatives approves measure to restrain President Donald Trump’s actions on Iran
The House voted on Thursday to force President Trump to go to Congress for authorization before taking further military action against Iran, in a sharp rebuke of his decision to ratchet up hostilities with Tehran without the explicit approval of the legislative branch.
The war powers resolution is not binding on the president and would not require his signature. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nonetheless insisted it "has real teeth" because "it is a statement of the Congress of the United States."
The House passed the measure, 224-194, with just three Republicans voting in support. Eight Democrats opposed the measure.
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