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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 11 January 2020 12:12

trumpdonaldHouse measure doesn’t require Trump’s signature, Senate debates their approach.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate and House Democrats have different strategies over how to limit President Trump’s power to take military action against Iran.

Senate Democrats are debating among themselves whether to take up a concurrent resolution passed by the House on Thursday limiting Trump’s war powers, or to stick with a proposal sponsored by Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).

As a concurrent resolution, the House measure doesn’t require Trump’s signature. But it’s not clear whether it would actually tie Trump’s hands. The Supreme Court may ultimately have to decide if it has the binding force of law.

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