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H.R. 2354: Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019

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Should Congress have a say in money spent to potentially attack or go to war with Iran, or should it solely be the president’s prerogative?


According to the Pentagon, Iran was responsible for an attack which set two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. Some fear this could lead to war. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan deployed 1,000 more troops to the region in response, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to rule out military action against Iran in an interview on ...

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Anna Eshoo

Sponsor. Representative for California's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Apr 25, 2019

Introduced on Apr 25, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 25, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Apr 25, 2019

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H.R. 2354 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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