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Senators introduce new war powers resolution days after Syria strike

Senators introduce new war powers resolution days after Syria strike

Lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced new Authorization for the Use of Military Force legislation to replace current war authorizations from 2001 and 2002 that have not been revised since they were passed.

However, it does not permit the president to take military action against a nation state.

The president must inform Congress of military action, Congress then has a 60-day window to try to remove the president’s authority of military force if necessary.

Additionally, the legislation also requires Congress to review the AUMF every four years.

It requires the president to issue a plan to Congress to either repeal, modify, or keep the current AUMF.

Source: www.foxnews.com
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