Senators across the political spectrum are banding together to rollback several tools in Joe Biden’s foreign policy toolbox. On Tuesday, the delegation made of of GOP Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) introduced the National Security Powers Act.
The legislation would make it easier for lawmakers to reverse a president’s foreign policy decisions, including war authorizations, weapons sales and emergency declarations. Additionally, the bill repeals all existing war authorizations and would automatically cut off funding for military operations that do not have congressional approval.
“These are proposals that I believe are long past due and are arriving just in time for us to get some good things done,” stated Sen. Lee. “These are bipartisan issues. They’re issues that are neither Republican nor democratic. They’re neither liberal nor conservative. These are simply American issues that we should all be able to get behind.”