Delahunt Wants Stronger Say For Congress In Declaring War

Three congressmen and a presidential candidate believe it's time to start thinking about the next war.

Even as Congress wrestles with attempts to bring troops home from Iraq, Massachusetts Democratic Congressman William Delahunt is teaming up with Republican colleagues on legislation to give Congress a stronger say in when the country should go to war.

Delahunt recently joined North Carolina's Walter Jones, Maryland's Wayne Gilchrest and 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas on a measure that would limit the president's ability to go to war without Congress' approval.

The resolution would prohibit the president from ordering military action without congressional approval unless the U.S. or its troops were attacked, or if U.S. citizens abroad need to be protected or evacuated.


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