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Senate votes to limit Trump's war powers against Iran

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A bipartisan majority in the Senate voted to limit the president's powers to take military action against Iran. The move is largely symbolic, with the president threatening to veto the measure. CBS News' Katherine Johnson reports.


A bipartisan Senate majority voted to pass a resolution Thursday limiting President Donald Trump from ordering future strikes against Iran without first seeking Congress' explicit permission. (Feb. 13)
Senate passes a bipartisan war powers resolution restricting President Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran; insight from Utah Senator Mike Lee, Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. #FoxNews

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The Senate will vote on a bill that would limit President Trump's authority to launch military strikes against Iran. Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, joins CBSN to discuss the U.S.-Iran relationship and how Iran may react to Congress' bipartisan effort to limit the president's power.
The Senate has voted to approve a resolution that will limit President Trump's ability to declare war on Iran with bipartisan support. NBC News' Leigh Ann Caldwell reports from Capitol Hill. Aired on 02/13/20.

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