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Pelosi: House to vote on resolution limiting Trump's actions against Iran

The House will vote on a resolution limiting President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE’s military actions toward Iran following his decision to launch a drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: 'No intention' of abandoning Democrats' infrastructure goals Senate investigation of insurrection falls short Ocasio-Cortez: 'Old way of politics' influences Manchin's thinking MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday. 

Pelosi told Democratic members in a letter that the House will introduce a vote on a “War Powers Resolution” mandating that the administration's military hostilities with regard to Iran would cease within 30 days if no further congressional action is taken. 

The resolution will be led by Rep. Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinDemocrats seize on GOP opposition to Jan. 6 commission Hillicon Valley: Democrats urge Facebook to abandon 'Instagram for kids' plan | 'Homework gap' likely to persist after pandemic Legislation to secure critical systems against cyberattacks moves forward in the House MORE (D-Mich.), a former CIA and Department of Defense analyst specializing in Shia militias. 

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Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats mull overhaul of sweeping election bill Overnight Defense: Pentagon details military construction projects getting .2B restored from wall funds | Biden chooses former commander to lead Navy | Bill seeks to boost visa program for Afghans who helped US Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military MORE (D-Va.) has introduced a similar legislation in the Senate. 

Trump last week ordered the attack that killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Top members of Congress, including Pelosi, said they were not briefed until after the strike. 

Pelosi in the new letter called the administration’s decision a “provocative and disproportionate military airstrike” that she said endangered U.S. service members and diplomats. 

“As Members of Congress, our first responsibility is to keep the American people safe,” Pelosi wrote. “For this reason, we are concerned that the Administration took this action without the consultation of Congress and without respect for Congress’s war powers granted to it by the Constitution.”

In the days following Thursday's attack, Trump has warned of further strikes if Iran retaliates against the U.S. He said on Twitter on Sunday that his "Media Posts" would serve as notification to Congress, seemingly referring to his tweets.