Twenty years later, US Senate may finally end authorization for war on Iraq

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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to repeal two authorizations for past wars in Iraq, paving the way for a possible vote in the full Senate before the 20th anniversary of the last invasion by American troops. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 13-8 to approve a bill to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, or AUMFs, against Iraq, the latest attempt to reassert Congress’ role in deciding to send troops into combat. Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said the full Senate …

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