About the bill
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 CBS’s Face the Nation.
What the bill does
The Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act would disallow the Trump Administration from spending money which could lead to war with Iran without congressional authorization.
It was introduced in the …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 4, 2019
Length: 5 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on April 4, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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29 Cosponsors (27 Democrats, 1 Republican, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Udall Joins Legislation to Uphold Congressional Power of the Purse”
— Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM, 2009-2020] (Sponsor) on Jun 3, 2020
“Udall Votes To Override President’s Veto of Bipartisan War Powers Resolution to Halt Trump’s Reckless Escalation with Iran”
— Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM, 2009-2020] (Sponsor) on May 7, 2020
“VIDEO: Udall Hails Bipartisan Senate Vote to Halt March to War With Iran”
— Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM, 2009-2020] (Sponsor) on Feb 13, 2020
Sep 26, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3517 (115th).
Apr 4, 2019
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