Lawmakers unveil new plan to tie Trump's hands in Syria

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Rather, the lawmakers argue, Trump needed to come to Congress to get approval for the strikes as the Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war.

Even with the smaller strikes, however, Trump's insistence on acting without Congressional approval was immediately met by cries from Capitol Hill--even from some Republicans--that his actions were "unacceptable" and beyond the scope of his presidential authority.

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 and that I hope will ultimately strike an appropriate balance of ensuring the administration has the flexibility necessary to win this fight while strengthening the rightful and necessary role of Congress.

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Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, signed a letter with almost 100 House members, Republicans and Democrats, that made the same point. There are a couple of noticeable differences in Corker/Kaine's bill, including that it specifically names the terror groups the US military can engage, which includes al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, and others.

Saying she has "grave concerns" about the bill introduced by Sens.

"I also believe that the president would need further authority from Congress were he intending to commit ground troops or other US military personnel for any extended action", Stewart said. "That's not a strategy at all", Sen. "The president needs to lay out our goals, not just with regard to ISIS, but also the ongoing conflict in Syria and malign Russian and Iranian influence in the region".

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"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria", Trump wrote in one tweet.

"It was clear the military had tight constraints on the operation, and that everybody in the military seemed to know that except the president". I directed this action in response to the Syrian government's continued and unlawful use of chemical weapons, including in the horrific attack in Duma, Syria, on April 7 that injured or killed numerous innocent civilians.

"The response, deliberated meticulously with worldwide partners and carried out with their backing and participation", Hatch said in a statement, "reflects the president's commitment to restoring America's leadership in bringing Assad and his backers to justice".

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