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 BurgessBipartisan House panel leaders ask agencies for maternal mortality data Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Sanders to roll out 'Medicare for all' bill | Dems target Juul over Altria ties | Measles cases spike nationwide GOP rep who supports lowering voting age: 'It's on us' if 16-year-olds vote Democratic MORE (Texas), Curt Clawson (Fla.), John Duncan (Tenn.), Scott GarrettErnest (Scott) Scott GarrettBiz groups take victory lap on Ex-Im Bank Export-Import Bank back to full strength after Senate confirmations Manufacturers support Reed to helm Ex-Im Bank MORE (N.J.), Morgan GriffithHoward (Morgan) Morgan GriffithOvernight Energy: Senate Dems introduce Green New Deal alternative | Six Republicans named to House climate panel | Wheeler confirmed to lead EPA Six Republicans named to House climate panel House passes bill expressing support for NATO MORE (Va.), Robert HurtRobert HurtThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — GOP faces ‘green wave’ in final stretch to the midterms Democrat defeats controversial chair of House Wall Street subpanel Republican groups launch final ad blitz in key House battlegrounds 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 Sensenbrenner2020 Democrats put spotlight on disabilities issues House fails to override Trump veto on border wall The 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration MORE (Wis.), Rob WoodallWilliam (Rob) Robert WoodallGOP rep says taxpayers 'happy' to pay for performance in improving infrastructure Dem says infrastructure 'only major' issue where both parties can get a deal The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump: GOP has `clear contrast' with Dems on immigration MORE (Ga.) and Ted YohoTheodore (Ted) Scott YohoSecrecy behind Saudi nuclear talks infuriates Congress Congress can finally ensure horses are not tortured for ribbons and prizes Trump's decision on health care law puts spotlight on Mulvaney 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 BecerraOvernight Energy: Trump moves forward with rule on California drilling | House panel advances bill that resumes participation in Paris climate fund | Perry pressed on 'environmental justice' | 2020 Dem proposes climate corps Trump administration moves forward with final rule to allow new California drilling Overnight Energy: Interior chief says climate response falls on Congress | Bernhardt insists officials will complete offshore drilling plans | Judge rules EPA must enforce Obama landfill pollution rules MORE (Calif.) and Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (S.C.) voted for the measure, while Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) opposed it.