Nancy Pelosi: House will vote on war powers resolution on Thursday

January 8, 2020
| Report Focus News
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

The House will vote Thursday on a resolution to curb President Donald Trump’s power to take military action against Iran, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

The legislation is sponsored by Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, a freshman Democrat, and will be considered in the Rules Committee on Wednesday night.

“Members of Congress have serious, urgent concerns about the Administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran and about its lack of strategy moving forward,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Our concerns were not addressed by the President’s insufficient War Powers Act notification and by the Administration’s briefing today.”

Pelosi also said the House may also soon consider legislation to repeal the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and Congressman Ro Khanna’s legislation to “prohibit funding for military action against Iran not authorized by Congress.”