U.S. Senate Abdicates Power to Declare War; Rejects Paul Amendment

Sep. 14, 2017 by

  — Michael Clayton —   Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 61-36 to kill Senator Rand Paul’s amendment that would have forced Congress to openly debate and authorize wars we are waging in seven different countries. The only Republicans to vote with Senator Paul were Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Dean Heller of Nevada. Senator Paul’s amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would have finally put an end to the 2001