17 Apr '18, 1am

Senators roll out new bipartisan plan to revamp presidential war powers: Sens. Bob Corker…

WASHINGTON — Sens. Bob Corker and Tim Kaine, the Republican chairman and a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, filed bipartisan legislation late Monday to revamp the president’s war powers. The move follows several others on Capitol Hill to update the the president’s authority for use of military force, or AUMF, powers. But the legislation could face an uphill battle winning support on the Senate floor: similar attempts in recent months have failed. “There have been a number of efforts over the years to update these authorities, and while there is still work ahead, I am pleased that we have reached an agreement on a product for the committee to consider,” said Corker, R-Tenn. Corker hopes the legislation “will ultimately strike an appropriate balance of ensuring the administration has the flexibility necessary to win this fight while strengthening ...

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