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New Senate Bill to Stop Trump’s March to War with Iran

By Kate Gould, September 28, 2018


On Sept. 26, legislation was introduced to prevent President Trump from launching a war against Iran without authorization from Congress.

In a week when President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and national security adviser John Bolton have all made bellicose threats against Iran, it is particularly welcome news that Sen. Tom Udall (NM) has introduced a bill to stop Trump’s march to war with Iran.

The “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2018” (S. 3517) would ban funding for a U.S. military attack against Iran without authorization from Congress. This is an important initiative re-asserting Congress’ constitutionally-designated authority to determine if and when the United States goes to war. As national security experts have warned, a U.S. military strike against Iran would have catastrophic consequences.

Urge your senators to co-sponsor Sen. Udall’s “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act” (S.3157) and help stop war with Iran.

The legislation is co-sponsored by the Senators listed below:

  • Author: Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
  • Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]*
  • Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]
  • Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]
  • Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]
  • Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]
  • Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]
  • Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]
  • Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]

Kate Gould

  • Legislative Director, Middle East Policy

Kate Gould is FCNL's Legislative Director for Middle East Policy. Kate is one of only a handful of registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C. working to advance human rights objectives and support diplomatic solutions to resolve disputes between the U.S. and Iran and the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Israel/Palestine.