US Senate votes to repeal authorizations of use of force against Iraq
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
US Representative Barbara Lee, a California Democrat, and Bridget Moix, general secretary, wrote in CNN March 18: "[B]y allowing the authorization to remain on the books, lawmakers in Congress are also abdicating a core constitutional responsibility. Our nation’s founders vested Congress with the sole power to decide when and where our country goes to war, and this power was granted for good reason: They knew that in a democratic system of checks and balances, no one person should have unilateral say over matters of war and peace."
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, however, said: "Our terrorist enemies aren't sunsetting their war against us. When we deploy our servicemembers in harm's way, we need to supply them with all the support and legal authorities that we can."
Senator Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican, told : "The world continues to be a troubled place, and I don't want to remove any of the authorities that have been, or may be, relied upon to defend our interests."
The House of Representatives referred H.R. 932, an identical bill there, to its . According to procedure, the committee would conduct further research, debate the bill, and vote on approving it for a House-wide vote.
- Mary Clare Jalonick. "Senate votes to repeal Iraq War approval many see as mistake" — , March 29, 2023
- Barbara Sprunt, Susan Davis. "Senate votes to repeal Iraq War authorization" — , March 29, 2023
- "H.R.932 - To repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq." — , April 4, 2023 (date of access)
- "How Laws Are Made and How to Research Them" — , March 30, 2023 (date of access)