House approves measure to restrain Trump’s actions on Iran

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigniting a constitutional debate over war powers, the Democratic-controlled House has approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran.

The war powers resolution is not binding on Trump and would not require his signature. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nonetheless insists it “has real teeth” because “it is a statement of the Congress of the United States.”

The House approved the measure, 224-194, with just three Republicans voting in support.

Eight Democrats were opposed. The White House called the resolution “ridiculous” and “completely misguided.”