WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives is working to limit President Donald Trump’s military actions regarding Iran, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says.
The Democratic Congresswoman from California said Wednesday on Twitter that the House is moving forward with Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s War Powers Resolution, scheduling a vote on it for Thursday.
In a statement she tweeted about the House’s upcoming vote on the resolution, Pelosi says Trump “has made clear that he does not have a coherent strategy to keep the American people safe” amid the tensions with Iran over the past week.
Pelosi tweeted that the Trump administration must work with Congress to “advance an immediate, effective de-escalatory strategy which prevents further violence.”
She says in the statement that Congresswoman Slotkin is leading the legislation, which goes to the Rules Committee Wednesday evening before being brought to the full House Floor on Thursday.
The proposal seems certain to draw strong Republican opposition and comes as Democratic criticism of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general continues to intensify.
Pelosi says last week’s drone strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani was “provocative and disproportionate.”
She scheduled the vote after Iran retaliated by firing missiles at two military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops.
Her announcement also came shortly after administration officials briefed lawmakers on Iran but were criticized by Democrats for being vague.
The House is moving forward with @RepSlotkin‘s War Powers Resolution limiting the President’s military actions regarding Iran. The Admin must work with the Congress to advance an immediate, effective de-escalatory strategy which prevents further violence. https://t.co/i3KU9bqWqh pic.twitter.com/9bwnjBMjnz
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 8, 2020
The Associated Press contributed.