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Bipartisan bill aims to assert Congress's power over arms sales, emergencies and military operations

[link:https://twitter.com/mattduss/status/1417434571692445696


The trio behind the measure, Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have been longtime proponents of giving Congress a more proactive role in such matters. In recent years, they joined forces to invoke Congressís war powers and bring an end to U.S. participation in Yemenís civil war ó an effort that secured majority support, but not enough to overcome then-President Donald Trumpís veto.

The new legislation on offer, however, goes much further ó and as such, is likely to inspire heated debate..
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