The Home on Friday passed an amendment to the Nationwide Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block the Trump administration from funding military action towards Iran devoid of congressional approval.
The vote came amid increasing tensions concerning Washington and Tehran as Iran surpassed the uranium enrichment limitations imposed by the Obama-era nuclear agreement. withdrew the U.S. from the pact in 2018, but until finally lately Iran had stayed inside the deal’s bounds.
“Iran better be careful. They’re treading on very dangerous territory. Iran of you listening, you better be careful,” Trump informed reporters Friday.
The amendment, passed by a 251-170 vote, was component of Democrats’ efforts to get progressives’ help behind the NDAA immediately after complaints that its $733 billion value tag is also substantial.
Most Home Republicans opposed the measure, saying it could avert Trump and the Pentagon from swiftly responding to threats emanating from Iran.
Nevertheless, 27 Republicans broke rank to vote for the amendment.
“If my war-hungry colleagues — some of whom have already suggested that we invade Venezuela, North Korea and probably a few other countries before lunch time tomorrow — if they’re so certain in their case against Iran, let them bring their authorization to use military force against Iran to this very floor,” Rep. (R-Fla.), a near White Home ally, explained on the Home floor.
Right here are the 27 Home Republicans who voted for Friday’s amendment:
Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.)
Rep. Michael Cloud (Texas)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.)