(UnitedVoice.com) – President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes on Syria in February. Now, legislators are reportedly looking to limit his war powers — and the movement is being led by his own party.
According to a report by The Hill, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) said the battle to take back some of Congress’ power is “overdue.” For nearly two decades, Congress has allowed the executive branch to carry out some military strikes without their approval if they were related to the war on terror. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said rewriting the 2001 Use of Force Authorization is going to be “tricky.” However, it is something members of both parties support.
Congress is wading into a messy fight over President Biden’s war powers after years of ceding authority to the White House. https://t.co/2jA5ytcIzY
— The Hill (@thehill) March 30, 2021
This is not the first time Congress has discussed taking some of its power back from the executive branch. During the Trump administration, there was a movement by the Left to limit his war powers as well, but it failed. It’ll be interesting to see if it succeeds this time around or if the legislative branch is going to fail again.
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