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Trump Faces Bipartisan Senate Vote to Limit His Iran War Powers

  • Resolution would have to pass the House; Trump promises veto
  • Eight Republican senators backed putting the bill to a vote
Tim Kaine
Tim KainePhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump, fresh from his impeachment acquittal, is set to face a bipartisan Senate vote to limit his ability to strike Iran without authorization from Congress -- another effort backed by some Republicans to constrain his foreign policy.

Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia introduced the resolution and actively sought Republican support after Trump authorized an air strike to kill a top Iranian general without alerting Congress. The measure is expected to get enough GOP votes to pass on Thursday, but it will fall short of the margin needed to override Trump’s promised veto.