House Panel Advances 2002 Iraq War Repeal

Proposed bill would limit executive powers. 

The House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee voted to move a bill forward last week that would repeal Congress’ approval of the Iraq War. First approved in 2002 after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, that approval gave the president powers to fight an enemy that was determined to have a connection to terror around the world – effectively removing the need for Congress to declare war to use force against foreign powers. 

The Committee voted 28-to-19, largely along party lines. Majority members of the Committee all voted to repeal the authorization and two minority party members joined them. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks explained why he voted to end the approval saying, “Iraq is a security partner of the United States. Saddam Hussein is long gone.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to give the House and Senate wisdom on the best way to vote on this measure.
  • That God would guide the Foreign Affairs Committee on how best to position the nation in the world.
  • For God’s purpose to be accomplished as the president’s administration works with Congress. 

Sources: The Hill, Politico, Axios


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