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Senate Amendment Fails (9Y-13N)

On May 22, 2019 Senators Chris Murphy (D-CN) and Tom Udall (D-NM) forced a vote on an amendment to a bill that would restrict the President from using unapproved Congressional funds to finance military actions against Iran. Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously in favor of the amendment, however, with only one aisle-crossing Republican vote from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), the measure failed.

The failure to pass the amendment comes just a day after the House of Representatives passed Rep. Barbara Lee’s (R-TX13) amendment to overturn Authorization of the Use of Military Force Acts, in a similar goal of inhibiting the President’s options to go to war with Iran.