Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced a resolution Tuesday that would require Congress to make sure it can pay for a war before the United States engages in it.

According to a news release, Franken introduced the Pay for War Resolution Tuesday so the U.S. engages in future wars "in a fiscally responsible way after spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan topped $1 trillion…"

"We have to ensure that Iraq and Afghanistan remain anomalies in American history," Franken said according to the statement. "And that’s what my resolution seeks to do. It will ensure that future wars don’t make our deficit and debt problem worse. It will ensure that Congress and American citizens must face the financial sacrifice of going to war. And it will force us to decide whether a war is worth that sacrifice."

Franken's resolution comes a few weeks after the United States joined in a multinational effort to enforce a no-fly zone resolution over Libya in order to help push Libyan dictator Colonel Moammar Gadhafi out of power.

During the early days of enforcing the no-fly zone, the United States also took the lead in enforcing it and performing airstrikes on Gadhafi military targets. Since the beginning of the U.S. involvement, some lawmakers across the political spectrum criticized President Obama for authorizing the airstrikes and participation without considering the cost.

Franken has said he supported the U.S. intervention but wanted President Obama to better explain how expensive it would be for the country.