Unanimous House Vote Denies Trump Authority to Attack Iran

In a little noticed but potentially monumental development, the House of Representatives voted unanimously for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 5515) that says no statute authorizes the use of military force against Iran.

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By Marjorie Cohn

June 06, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –  In a little noticed but potentially monumental development, the House of Representatives voted unanimously for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 5515) that says no statute authorizes the use of military force against Iran.

The amendment, introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), states, “It is the sense of Congress that the use of the Armed Forces against Iran is not authorized by this Act or any other Act.”

A bipartisan majority of the House adopted the National Defense Authorization Act on May 24, with a vote of 351-66. The bill now moves to the Senate.

If the Senate version ultimately includes the Ellison amendment as well, Congress would send a clear message to Donald Trump that he has no statutory authority to militarily attack Iran.

This becomes particularly significant in light of Trump’s…

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6 thoughts on “Unanimous House Vote Denies Trump Authority to Attack Iran

  1. The military industrial complex owners have a ton of excess inventory “sitting on the shelves” which major war would conveniently move to use for more death and destruction, and trigger politicians’ calls for new $multi-billions expenditures for rearming … for our brave soldiers in the war(s) “over there”. Humanity has seen enough of the absolute madness of war.

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  2. Look at the middle picture of Trump on these magazine covers. Slits for eyes. Just glazed and fuked up as hell. Trumps looks so heavily medicate it is byond belief! Or perhaps something worse! Saw him On TV news, yesterday. Rearely watch tv. Looked the same, so this is not doctored. Heavy duty puppet mastering going on! Probly worse than w crackhead bush, raygun,or ObamO!

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