@SpeakerPelosi, @LeaderHoyer, @RepAdamSmith: Let the House vote on Venezuela War Powers

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Trump has threatened to attack Venezuela without Congressional authorization, in violation of Article I of the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973.

So far, under Nancy Pelosi’s leadership, the “Democratic-controlled” House of Representatives hasn’t voted against Trump’s threats, shirking its Constitutional responsibility. If the unconstitutional U.S.-Saudi war in Yemen is prologue, the only way for the House of Representatives to be heard is to vote.

The House’s failure to act could change any day the House is voting, if Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Eliot Engel, and Adam Smith would agree.

There’s a bill sponsored by CPC Vice Chair David Cicilline that re-affirms that the War Powers Resolution of 1973 is law and that it applies to Venezuela, meaning that Trump can’t attack Venezuela without getting specific Congressional authorization beforehand. This bill was introduced on February 6. There were hearings on it on March 13. It was reported out of Engel’s House Foreign Affairs Committee 25-19 on April 9. This bill has more than 70 co-sponsors. Adam Smith, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, can green-light this bill to the floor. Then Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Eliot Engel can put the Venezuela War Powers bill on the floor for a vote, any time they want.

Urge Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Eliot Engel, and Adam Smith to let the House vote on Venezuela War Powers by signing our petition.