Nineteen Republicans broke ranks on Wednesday to support a resolution that would direct the president to remove U.S. troops stationed abroad fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the absence of a formal congressional authorization of war.

The 19 lawmakers, comprised mostly of the conservative and libertarian wings of the GOP, joined 120 Democrats in voting for the measure.

Meanwhile, 222 Republicans and 66 Democrats formed a coalition to defeat the resolution.


The GOP lawmakers who voted for the resolution were Reps. Dan BenishekDaniel (Dan) Joseph BenishekRepublican groups launch final ad blitz in key House battlegrounds Tea Party class reassesses record Michigan Republican to retire MORE (Mich.), Rod Blum (Iowa), Michael BurgessMichael Clifton BurgessTwitter’s Dorsey apologizes to McCain family for ‘unacceptable’ tweet Overnight Health Care: Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare plans | GOP fails to block DC individual mandate | Ebola returns to Congo Republican chairman wants FTC to review mergers of drug price negotiators MORE (Texas), Curt Clawson (Fla.), John Duncan (Tenn.), Scott GarrettErnest (Scott) Scott GarrettManufacturers support Reed to helm Ex-Im Bank Trump taps nominee to lead Export-Import Bank Who has the edge for 2018: Republicans or Democrats? MORE (N.J.), Morgan GriffithHoward (Morgan) Morgan GriffithVirginia reps urge Trump to declare federal emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence Conservatives blame McCarthy for Twitter getting before favorable committee Bipartisan leaders of House panel press drug companies on opioid crisis MORE (Va.), Robert HurtRobert HurtDemocrat defeats controversial chair of House Wall Street subpanel Republican groups launch final ad blitz in key House battlegrounds Armed protester stands outside Dem's office for 12 hours MORE (Va.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Raul Labrador (Idaho), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), Rich Nugent (Fla.), Bill Posey (Fla.), Tom Rice (S.C.), Mark Sanford (S.C.), Jim SensenbrennerFrank (Jim) James SensenbrennerOn The Money: Trump readying 0B in tariffs for China | Warren wants companies to disclose climate impacts | Bill aims to provide clarity to online sales tax ruling One bill that will stop the spread of deadly fentanyl Ryan backs Vukmir in Wisconsin Senate GOP primary MORE (Wis.), Rob WoodallWilliam (Rob) Robert WoodallCook moves status of 6 House races as general election sprint begins 2 women win Georgia Dem runoffs, extending streak for female candidates Bourdeaux wins Georgia Dem runoff, in latest win by female candidates MORE (Ga.) and Ted YohoTheodore (Ted) Scott YohoOn The Money: Trump announces new China tariffs | Wall Street salaries hit highest level since 2008 | GOP bets the House on the economy GOP: The economy will shield us from blue wave House passes measure to identify, sanction hackers assisting in cyberattacks against US MORE (Fla.).

Jones was a co-author of the resolution with Democratic Reps. Jim McGovern (Mass.) and Barbara Lee (Calif.). The North Carolina libertarian told reporters after the vote that he and other Republicans seeking to speak on the floor in support of the measure had to request time from McGovern.

“If you were in favor of the resolution, you did not get any time” on the official GOP side, Jones said.

McGovern said that despite the defeat, the resolution got more votes than he expected. 

“When we broke 100, I was happy,” he said.

Meanwhile, House Democratic leaders were split in their approach to the vote. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraIndustry wins big in methane rules rollback Overnight Energy: Watchdog to investigate EPA over Hurricane Harvey | Panel asks GAO to expand probe into sexual harassment in science | States sue over methane rules rollback Some states back plaintiff suing DHS over Haitians' protected status MORE (Calif.) and Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (S.C.) voted for the measure, while Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) opposed it.