On Thursday, Congress voted to pass the War Powers Resolution, 224-194. The vote largely followed party lines, but with eight Democrats voting against and three Republicans voting for. It echoed the sentiments of the War Powers Act of 1973 and denounced the killing of Iranian General Suleimani, calling for restricting executive control over military deployment in Iran. This is a concurrent resolution, rather than a joint resolution, meaning that it is non-binding and does not need a presidential signature to pass.
Since the killing of General Suleimani, Iran struck back and launched tens of missiles at American military installations in Iraq and Kurdistan. Since then, there have been no major provocations from either side and the situation has de-escalated.
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