WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators want to terminate legislation approving the use of military force against perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks — effective in three years.
Sens. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Chris Murphy of Connecticut say Congress never intended to authorize a perpetual war when it passed the legislation more than a decade ago.READ MORE: Investigation Underway Following Fatal Car Fire In Baltimore City
They introduced a bill Friday and said the president and Congress should work together on any replacement measure needed to fight al-Qaida after 2018.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 700 New Cases & 10 Deaths Reported Sunday
President Barack Obama has proposed leaving the 2001 law in place as part of his plan to authorize the use of force against Islamic State fighters.
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