Senate Rejects Bid To Repeal War Authorizations
Senate rejects bid to repeal war authorizations
The Senate rejected an effort to repeal the 2001 and 2002 war authorizations
The vote on Sen. Rand Paul’s amendment did not break down along party lines
The Senate voted 61-36 in a procedural motion to kill Paul’s amendment, which would have repealed the two Authorizations for Use of Military Force after six months, giving Congress a window to draft a new, updated war authorization.
Paul, a Kentucky Republican, has argued that the 2001 and 2002 war authorizations — which were passed to authorize military action against Al Qaeda and in Iraq — are hopelessly out of date as the military focuses …