Congressional Resolution Against U.S. Troops in Iraq Amended and Moved Toward a Vote on Floor of The House of Representatives
July 25, 2014 • 9:50AM

House Concurrent Resolution 105 (H.Con.Res. 105), introduced on July 11 by Rep. James McGovern and co-sponsors Barbara Lee and Walter Jones, "Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq" has gained five additional co-sponsors, most recently Rush Holt and Michael Honda.

On the House of Representatives floor on Wednesday, as reported by the Congressional Record, Rep. Richard Nugent moved that H.Con.Res. 105, as amended that day, be considered to have been adopted by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and was ready for a vote by the House after one hour of debate on the House floor. The House Clerk's website reports that the motion was agreed to without objection.

The text of the resolution after its introductory paragraph quoted above, as also reported by the Congressional Record, now reads:

"SECTION 1. PROHIBITION REGARDING UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES IN IRAQ. The President shall not deploy or maintain United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without specific statutory authorization for such use enacted after the date of the adoption of this concurrent resolution.

SEC. 2. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. Nothing in this concurrent resolution supersedes the requirements of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.)."

According to the principals, the debate and vote will occur on Friday, July 25.