Biggs, Khanna launch bipartisan War Powers Caucus
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Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, and Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Khanna: I 'didn't appreciate' Castro's attack on Biden Overwhelming majority of voters want lawmakers to work with other party MORE (D-Calif.), the first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced an unlikely partnership on Tuesday.

The bipartisan duo launched the War Powers Caucus, a group that says it is “dedicated to restoring Congress’s constitutionally-mandated authority over matters of war and peace.”

According to the caucus’s mission statement, the group is focused on “reclaiming” the legislative branch’s Article I powers: evaluating the costs and benefits of military intervention, seeking diplomatic solutions before resorting to force and ending the U.S.’s involvement in “vaguely defined, open-ended conflicts,” as well as reallocating the country’s resources toward domestic priorities.

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"We're concerned about these use of force agreements that are pushing 20 years old being used to justify military intervention by the United States all over the world,” Biggs told The Hill. “And so we want to revisit that and talk about that.”

Khanna said it should be a bipartisan priority to redirect military spending toward “priorities here at home.” 

“I’m proud to launch the War Powers Caucus and thank my co-chair, Rep. Andy Biggs, for leading the way with me to re-establish congressional war-making powers, military restraint, and removing the U.S. from endless wars as the pillars of our foreign policy,” he told The Hill in a statement.

“After the historic, bipartisan passage of the Yemen War Powers Resolution, we encourage our colleagues to join our caucus and help us in our pursuit to make sure Congress remains a co-equal branch of government and has a say in matters of war and peace.”

While Khanna and Biggs may seem like an unlikely duo to launch a caucus, Biggs said: “sometimes you go all the way around the circle.”

The two co-chairs are working to recruit others to the group, which currently has a total of four members, including Reps. Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckWave of GOP retirements threatens 2020 comeback With budget deal, Congress again fails to hold spending in check The Memo: Mueller's stumbles distract from substance MORE (R-Colo.) and Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeMarijuana industry donations to lawmakers surge in 2019: analysis Lawmakers urge DNC to name Asian American debate moderator Overnight Health Care: Planned Parenthood to leave federal family planning program absent court action | Democrats demand Trump withdraw rule on transgender health | Cummings, Sanders investigate three drug companies for 'obstructing' probe MORE (D-Calif.).