The House on Thursday defeated an amendment to the 2015 defense authorization that would sunset the 2001 authorization for use of military force against terrorists.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGOP strategist confronts ex-Trump staffer: ‘I’m sick of you guys making excuses for him’ Shepard Smith goes after Trump for not condemning Russia in tweets Trump: Why didn't Obama 'do something about Russian meddling?' MORE (D-Calif.) offered an amendment, rejected 191-233, that would end the authorization for use of military force (AUMF) against those responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks within a year. The California Democrat said the authorization was no longer necessary 13 years later.

"The legally precarious nature of our military actions under AUMF has only become more pronounced," Schiff said. "This amendment will force Congress and the administration to do something about it."

But Rep. Mac ThornberryWilliam (Mac) McClellan ThornberryWeek ahead: Pentagon turns focus to missile defense Pentagon budget euphoria could be short-lived Trump set a good defense budget, but here is how to make it better MORE (R-Texas), who is slated to become the next chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the proposal would compromise U.S. national security efforts.

"The last thing we need is to get balled up in court after we repealed the AUMF with nothing to take its place," Thornberry said. "Unfortunately, repealing something this serious without something to take its place is, I think, a very dangerous game to play."