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Senate Passes S.J. Res. 68 (55Y-45N)

The Senate passed a War Power’s Resolution to limit the President’s ability to engage militarily with Iran without first getting Congress’ approval. The bill was introduced on January 9, 2020 by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) in the aftermath of the killing of Qassem Soleimani. The bill is notable due to the fact that 8 Republican Senators joined with Democrats in voting ‘yay.’ These include Sen(s). Alexander (R-TN), Cassidy (R-LN), Collins (R-ME), Lee (R-UT), Moran (R-KS), Murkowski (R-AK), Paul (R-KY), and Young (R-IN). Next, the bill will be considered by the House of Representatives.