What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Curbing Presidential Power : H.J. Res. 114. Resolution Authorizing the Use of Force in Iraq/Vote to Recommit to Committee a 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/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Allow an Unprovoked U.S. Attack Against Iraq.
house Roll Call 454     Oct 10, 2002
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
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In the House, opponents of legislation are provided the right to vote on recommitting the bill to committee with instructions to change the measure. During House debate on a use-of-force resolution which would grant congressional approval for the president to initiate a war in Iraq, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) offered a motion to recommit the bill with instructions that would have required the president-prior to any military operations-to submit to Congress an estimate of the impact of the war on the U.S. economy, Iraqi citizens, and international stability. In the view of Progressives, the use of force should be the option of last resort and they supported the Kucinich motion as a way to insure that the costs of the war were adequately considered prior to military action. The motion to recommit the use-of-force resolution to committee was defeated on a 101-325 vote.

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