The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution introduced by 3rd District Republican Congressman to prohibit the deployment of U.S. armed forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without congressional authorization.
Congressman Jones says, "The executive has an unfortunate history of ignoring the constitutional responsibility of Congress to authorize the use of our military. To put our men and women in uniform back into harm's way without express approval from Congress is both unlawful and ignorant of our past experience wasting American lives and taxpayer dollars in an attempt to bring Iraq into a state of 'stability' - a stability that has quickly disintegrated in the face of opposition from ISIS. I am pleased that my colleagues in the House have joined me in support of this effort to return to the constitutional authority of Congress over the use of military force, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to do the same."
The House adopted the resolution by a vote of 370-40.
Currently there are more than 800 U.S. forces are in Iraq.