Schumer announces Senate vote to repeal Iraq war powers

Schumer announces Senate vote to repeal Iraq war powers

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer set up a vote this week to advance a major defense funding bill and said it will include a provision to repeal decades-old Iraq war powers.

The New York Democrat filed cloture on the National Defense Authorization Act, which sets defense spending levels for the next fiscal year. He established a Wednesday vote that will require 60 votes to start debate.

Schumer told lawmakers Monday he’ll include an amendment that would repeal the congressional authorization for the use of military force against Iraq, which the House and Senate first granted to President George W. Bush in 2002. The provision would also repeal war powers dating back to the 1991 Gulf War.

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