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‘Congress must stop an attack on Iran.’

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"‘Congress must stop an attack on Iran.’"

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Former Bush CPA adviser Larry Diamond: “Congress should not wait. It should hold hearings…[aimed] toward passage of a law preventing the expenditure of any funds for a military attack on Iran unless Congress has either declared war with that country or has otherwise authorized military action under the War Powers Act. The law should be attached to an appropriations bill, making it difficult for the president to veto. If he simply claims that he is not bound by the restriction even if he signs it into law, and then orders an attack on Iran without congressional authorization for it, Congress should file a lawsuit and begin impeachment proceedings.”

More on Iran in today’s Progress Report.

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