Bernie Introduces Check To Presidential War Powers

This is a bipartisan pushes to curb lethal arms sales. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. 

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Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/07/20/senators-introduce-legislation-curb-endless-us-wars-lethal-arms-sales

"A trio of senators on Tuesday introduced legislation that would beef up congressional authority in national security with provisions to narrow presidential power to launch hostilities, make it easier to block certain weapons sales, and sunset authorizations of the use of military force including the 2001 AUMF that paved the way for the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.

"The founders envisioned a balance of power between the executive and legislative branches of government on national security matters. But over time, Congress has acquiesced to the growing, often unchecked power of the executive to determine the outline of America’s footprint in the world," said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who introduced the National Security Powers Act (pdf) along with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah)."

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