Rooney said the War Powers Resolution requires congressional approval for military action after 60 days, and that without congressional authorization, troops must be withdrawn within 30 days. Rooney says that 30-day withdrawal deadline will hit on June 19.
It's unclear whether Rooney's resolution will be given consideration on the House floor, although he is urging leadership to consider it. Rooney introduced his resolution on the same day that House Republicans told Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) that they were postponing floor time for his resolution, which also calls for troop withdrawal.
Other Republicans sponsoring Rooney's resolution are House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (Mich.), Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (Calif.), and Reps. Mike Coffman (Colo.), Tom Cole (Okla.), Duncan Hunter (Calif.), Steve LaTourette (Ohio), Jeff Miller (Fla.), Rich Nugent (Fla.), Dennis Ross (Fla.), Jim SensenbrennerJames SensenbrennerA guide to the committees: House House group seeks alternatives on encryption fight Congress should learn from states on civil asset forfeiture MORE (Wis.), Bill Shuster (Pa.), Allen West (Fla.), and Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.).