(NewsReady.com) – The Senate just voted to pass a measure that limits the war powers President Donald Trump would possess when it comes to military actions with Iran. While the motion passed with a vote of 55-45, it didn’t pass with the two-thirds majority required to be exempt from a presidential veto.
SENATE VOTES TO RESTRICT TRUMP: Senators of both parties came together to pass the Iran War Powers Resolution, limiting Trump's power to use military force in Iran. Sen. Tim Kaine who introduced the resolution speaks to press, along with other lawmakers https://t.co/eOEXp7grSD
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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) led the resolution that ended up passing with bipartisan support.
Congress has now had its say on the matter. It’s unclear whether or not Trump will veto the bill, though he has threatened to do so this week. According to tweets, President Trump believes that he needs war powers to ensure the protection of the US against Iran.
Still, senators who supported the measure hope that Trump’s mind will be changed in light of these results.
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