Senate votes 66-30 to repeal military force authorizations used to fight Iraq
Virginia Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the bipartisan legislation in February.
Updated: March 29, 2023 - 12:57pm
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The Senate on Wednesday voted 66-30 to repeal the United States military force authorization that was used to justify the Gulf and Iraq Wars in 1991 and 2003.
Virginia Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the bipartisan legislation in February, and the Senate invoked cloture on it last week.
"Finally, the Senate voted to formally end the decades-long Gulf and Iraq Wars. Proud to lead the bill to get this done," Kaine tweeted after the legislation passed.
The legislation comes after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said earlier this month that U.S. forces will maintain a presence in Iraq.
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