A Washington power struggle is under way over how much freedom presidents should have to make national security decisions that commit U.S. forces or arm nations with American-made weapons.
The so-called National Security Powers Act represents a rare show of bipartisanship in the Senate, where it has attracted the backing of Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, an outspoken conservative , Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.
The bill says that the long, slow evolution of greater power in the White House at the expense of Congress needs to be reversed, according to Politico .
“Before it’s too late, Congress needs to reclaim its rightful role as co-equal branch on matters of war and national security,” Murphy said, Politico reported.While the senators’ political differences make them an unlikely team in many matters, they joined forces in 2018 on legislation […]
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