What: All Issues : Human Rights & Civil Liberties : Support for Independent International Law : H.J. Res. 114. Resolution Authorizing the Use of Force in Iraq/Final Passage of Bill to Allow an Unprovoked U.S. Attack Against Iraq.
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H.J. Res. 114. Resolution Authorizing the Use of Force in Iraq/Final Passage of Bill to Allow an Unprovoked U.S. Attack Against Iraq.
house Roll Call 455     Oct 10, 2002
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
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Conservative

The subject of this vote was final passage of a bill that would provide the president with congressional authorization to conduct unilateral military operations in Iraq. In the view of Progressives, the congressional grant of authority to the president would weaken the constitutional role of Congress in declaring war, isolate the U.S. from the international community if the military campaign were conducted unilaterally, and establish a dangerous precedent of preemption which would allow the U.S. and other countries as well to unilaterally determine whether another country constitutes enough of a threat to merit an invasion. The use-of-force resolution passed the House on a 296-133 vote.

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