Speaker Boehner’s Libya House resolution H.R. 292 passed the House by a vote of 268 – 145 – 1 this past week. While many Republicans supported and voted for this bill on Friday, Congressman Allen West (R-FL) voted against it, and instead voted for Dennis Kucinich’s H. Con. Res. 51, The Kucinich War Powers Resolution. This [...]
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Passed House on June 3rd, 2011 Executive Summary [Full Text Here] H. Res. 292 would make the following statements of policy: “The United States Armed Forces shall be used exclusively to defend and advance the national security interests of the United States; “The President has failed to provide Congress with a compelling rationale based upon [...]
The Republican-led House of Representatives will be voting on a bill sponsored by Dennis Kucinich ( D- Ohio ) this week, according to TheHill.com: The office of Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Friday the House would take up a resolution introduced by anti-war Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) that directs the president to remove U.S. [...]
The War Powers Act of 1973 Public Law 93-148 93rd Congress, H. J. Res. 542 November 7, 1973 Joint Resolution : Concerning the war powers of Congress and the President. Resolved by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SHORT TITLE SECTION 1. This joint resolution [...]