Bill to Repeal Iraq War Authorization Advances in Senate 

White House said President Biden supports the move.

Bipartisan legislation in the Senate to repeal the legal justifications that brought about the Iraq war has enough co-sponsors to ensure passage, with a vote estimated to occur as soon as next week. 

“The Iraq War has itself been long over. This AUMF outlived its purpose and we can no longer justify keeping it in effect,” Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. 

The White House said repealing the war authorizations has the support of President Biden. 

The Iraq war was formally ended in 2011 by President Obama who ordered U.S. troops home establishing “a new phase in the relationship between the United States and Iraq.” 

Iraq is now considered a key player in the region, particularly given its proximity to and relationship with Iran. 

The bill does not repeal the authorization for the use of force when it comes to targeting the terrorists responsible for the September 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S., which remains the basis for America’s counterterrorism activities. 

The leadership of the House has not given a commitment about when they will take up the legislation. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Majority Leader Schumer and members of the Senate as they consider the bill ending the Iraq War authorization.
  • For Speaker McCarthy and representatives in the House as they deliberate the measure.
  • For the president and his advisers as they support the legislation.

Sources: Newsmax, The Hill, NPR 


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