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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 05:36 PM

13. Apparently because the House version is considered "privileged" the Senate has to vote on it

or their own related version -

Although Pelosi said the measure has "real teeth" because it is a concurrent resolution, it wouldn't have to go to the president's desk for his signature, leading GOP lawmakers to assert that it would be legally nonbinding.

"This is a statement of the Congress of the United States. I will not have that statement diminished by having the president veto it or not," Pelosi said.

A senior Democratic aide noted that the War Powers Act sets out a clear process for the House legislation. The law says "forces shall be removed by the president if Congress so directs by concurrent resolution."

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Because the resolution is privileged, the Senate could be forced to vote on it or a similar resolution that has been introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/pelosi-says-house-send-clear-war-powers-statement-trump-thursday-n1113006


And apparently this does not go to the President as "legislation". It is a Concurrent Resolution (basically establishing the "sense of Congress" ).

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