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Friday, December 09, 2016

Himes Seeks to Curb Trump’s War Powers

By Ana Radelat


Washington – Rep. Jim Himes is on a quest to rein in President-elect Donald Trump’s ability to take the United States to war, shifting that authority to Capitol Hill.

He introduced a bill in the last days of Congress – which guaranteed it would have no action –  that would give Congress new powers over the White House when it comes to war.

“For decades Congress has wimped out on its authority to declare war,” Himes, D-4th District, said. “It hasn’t wanted to own it.”

Himes does not expect his bill to get any consideration before this Congress gavels out on Friday. He said he wanted to throw down a “marker” now and will reintroduce the legislation –and seek co-sponsors – when the new Congress convenes in January.

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