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Delgado, Tonko vote to end military action with Iran

Jan 10, 2020 12:57 am
Both Reps. Antonio Delgado and Paul Tonko, Hudson Valley-based Democrats, voted to end military action against Iran on Jan. 9. They both voted for, "Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran," which passed 224-to-194, with eight Democrats voting against and three Republicans voting for. The bill will probably be stopped by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell without getting a vote there. “Today I voted for the War Powers Resolution to end United States Armed Forces’ engagement in hostilities with Iran. Congress is a co-equal branch of government, and the Constitution dictates that we have the sole power to declare war," Delgado said in a statement after the vote. The American people and Congress must have a clear understanding from the Administration of its plans to de-escalate tensions with this hostile power and ensure our nation is not once again staring down a costly and unending war. We cannot send American servicemembers and diplomats into harm's way without a thorough grasp of the mission and objectives.”