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Rep. Gabbard: Stop Trump From Starting War With Iran & Venezuela

With ongoing threats by the Trump Administration to use military force against Iran, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawai‘i-02) secured two separate provisions in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the House Armed Services Committee, ensuring that no measure in the bill may be used as an authorization for the use of military force against either Iran or Venezuela, according to a June 24, 2019, press rlease from Rep. Gabbard’s office.

She also reintroduced the No More Presidential Wars resolution, which would prohibit the president from starting a war without Congressional authorization. It defines presidential wars not declared by Congress under Article I, section 8, clause 11 (Declare War Clause) as impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

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