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Rep. Nancy Pelosi: House to Limit Trump’s Military Actions Against Iran With Resolution

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Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the lower chamber will vote this week on a war powers resolution to restrict President Donald Trump’s military actions against Iran.

The resolution “reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days,” Pelosi wrote in a Sunday letter to House Democrats.

She said the resolution is similar to a measure crafted by Sen. Tim Kaine’s, D-Va., and will be led by Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich.

The missive was in response to Trump’s order to launch a U.S. drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, a high-ranking Iranian military official.

“For this reason, we are concerned that the Administration took this action without the consultation of Congress and without respect for Congress’s war powers granted to it by the Constitution,” Pelosi added.