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Senate Votes to End Iraq War Authorization

The Senate voted to revoke the law that authorized military operations for the Iraq War, 20 years after Congress green-lit the invasion. The bill now heads to the House.

  • Senate votes to revoke authorization for Iraq War 20 years after green light from Congress.
  • Bill now heads to the House, where it has bipartisan support but outcome is uncertain.
  • Repeal of open-ended authorizations is necessary to reflect current Iraqi government's status as partner in the region.
  • Biden administration supports repeal effort which will not affect current overseas missions.
  • Opponents argue revoking authorizations would send a message of weakness and US needs all support when deploying troops.
Senate Votes to End Iraq War Authorization
Measure now heads to House where outcome is uncertain