- UPDATE - US House Passes Defense Bill With Amendment to Prevent Trump From Waging War on Iran
UPDATE - US House Passes Defense Bill With Amendment To Prevent Trump From Waging War On Iran
Umer Jamshaid 10 days ago Sat 13th July 2019 | 04:40 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th July, 2019) The US House of Representatives passed a version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes an amendment that will prevent the Trump administration from waging war on Iran unless it is acting in self-defense.
"If the President wants to go to war, he needs to come to Congress first. The Constitution gives Congress - not the President - the power to declare war," Congressman Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said before the voting got underway.
Lawmakers also amended the defense bill to include provisions that seek to end US support of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and rescind the administration's policy that bans transgender individuals from joining the US military.