REPORT: 2 Democrats say they voted against war powers resolution ‘because it merely restated existing law’

JANUARY 12, 2020

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Two of the Democrats who voted against the war powers resolution that passed the House with a majority of the party’s support said they did so because the “symbolic vote” was a distraction that didn’t help fix the “real challenges” facing the Congress.

“We voted against the War Powers Resolution that the House passed this week because it merely restated existing law,” Reps. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) and Max Rose (D-N.Y.) wrote in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Sunday.

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“It addressed a de-escalated conflict with a symbolic vote that did more to distract than to fix the real challenges we face,” the Democrats added.

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