1. Action Alert
  2. Middle East & Iran

Stop the March to War with Iran

By Liz Bajjalieh, April 30, 2019


Earlier this year President Donald Trump said, “Great nations do not fight endless wars.” Yet his administration continues to drag our country towards war, this time with Iran.

First he pulled us out of the Iran nuclear agreement and re-imposed sanctions. Then he designated the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization over the objections of the Pentagon, and tightened sanctions even further. Now the Secretary of State is suggesting that Trump already has permission from Congress to go to war.

Fortunately, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives are taking steps to prevent an unauthorized war. Sens. Tom Udall (NM), Rand Paul (KY) and Richard Durbin (IL), and Reps. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) and Mike Thompson (CA-5), recently introduced the “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019” (S. 1039/H.R. 2354). These bills would ban funding for a U.S. military attack against Iran without specific, prior authorization from Congress. The legislation would thus assert the constitutional authority of Congress to determine if and when the U.S. goes to war.

Act now. Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act” (S. 1039/H.R. 2354) to prevent war with Iran.

Liz Bajjalieh

  • Program Assistant, Middle East Policy

Liz Bajjalieh served as the Program Assistant for FCNL’s Middle East Policy program in 2018-2019. As a Young Fellow, Liz’s responsibility was to help bridge the gap between constituents and their members of Congress through assisting with Middle East lobby visits, drafting action alerts, and addressing constituent concerns.