US lawmakers plotting to ensure Congress votes on Syria war

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers are seeking to ensure Congress votes on future military attack on Syria, following President Donald Trump’s unilateral missile strike, which have sparked new calls for a war vote.

Democratic Party representatives Jim McGovern and Republican Tom Cole are circulating a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan to call for the House to debate a war authorization, when Congress returns from its two-week recess later this month, CNN reported. The letter’s content has not yet been released publicly.

Trump ordered a missile strike on a Syrian airbase in Homs province on April 7 without congressional approval. The attack was launched just a day after he accused President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical weapons attack, which killed at least 70 people in the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib province.

The Trump administration said it already had the authority to conduct the missile strikes. 

US Democratic representative Jim…

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