The U.S. Congress announced the repeal of two related bills

On June 29, local time, the U.S. Congress announced the abolition of the two declaring rights bills passed in 1991 and 1957 with 366 votes in favor and 46 votes against. Among them, all the negative votes came from the Republican Party.

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According to the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Congress has the power to declare war, and the President has the power to command in wartime. However, before the 1991 Gulf War and the 1957 Middle East War, in order to counter the “military threat from international communism,” Congress gave the president the power to wage war.

Only two weeks ago, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution to abolish the power to declare war given to the president in 2002 to start the Iraq war.