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Breaking News: In a bipartisan bid to curb President Trump, the Senate voted to require congressional approval for further attacks against Iran. A veto is expected.

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In a bipartisan bid to curb President Trump, the Senate voted to require congressional approval for further attacks against Iran. A veto is expected.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:08 PM EST

The bipartisan vote amounted to a rare attempt by the Senate to restrain Mr. Trump’s authority just over a week after it voted to acquit him of impeachment charges, and nearly six weeks after the president moved without authorization from Congress to kill a top Iranian security commander.

But it was a mostly symbolic rebuke of the president as support for the measure fell short of the two-thirds supermajority needed to override a promised veto by Mr. Trump. The House passed a similar measure last month on a nearly party-line vote that also fell well short of the two-thirds margin.

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