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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 John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE’s military actions toward Iran following his decision to launch a drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSpending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19 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 SlotkinBickering Democrats return with divisions Questions swirl at Pentagon after wave of departures Overnight Defense: Another Defense official resigns | Pentagon chief says military 'remains strong' despite purge | Top contender for Biden DOD secretary would be historic pick 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 face increasing pressure to back smaller COVID-19 stimulus Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus Grassley tests positive for coronavirus 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.