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Will Congress Re-Establish Oversight Over the President’s Use of Force Abroad?

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee is attempting to re-establish congressional oversight of the president’s ability to use military force abroad.
The Obama and Trump administrations have both relied on authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) leftover from the Bush administration: one passed days after 9/11 and another Iraq-related measure that Congress passed in 2002. They have used the authorities to justify a range of engagements overseas, including against the Islamic State (ISIS). In the meantime, lawmakers have repeatedly tried to stand up new authorizations but have failed to get enough support.
Some are hoping that a new piece of legislation unveiled Monday will be different.
Senate Foreign Relations chairman Bob Corker told reporters Monday that his AUMF, introduced along with Virginia Democrat Tim Kaine and four others, will focus on terrorist groups. Corker and Kaine were at odds last week over …
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