Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says that there has been progress in negotiations on a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to replace the 2001 version.
Corker says that at the current rate, there will be a mark up bill to start debate on the matter, with the goal of replacing the current AUMF with one that gives Congress more control over America’s various wars.
In the past, that’s been a struggle, with previous efforts to draft AUMFs to provide guidance on wars or even just to explicitly authorize more recent wars not strictly related to 9/11 have often died in committee over concerns they were too politically risky.
As with President Obama, it’s likely that President Trump will ultimately object to any language that comes out of Congressional negotiations, as anything which allows Congress to reassert some of its constitutionally guaranteed power over war-making, necessary takes back powers since usurped by presidents.
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