Michael Matthew Bloomer, September 10, 2013
Three days ago, johnny on the spot during the first day back in D.C. after August’s recess, libertarian/Tea Party GOP Congressman Ted Poe of southeastern Texas introduced H.RES. 58 (below), with 12 GOP cosponsors. It’s a joint resolution that would prohibit federal funds for the use of military force against Syria unless specifically authorized by Congress. If passed by both houses at some point, the measure would need an unlikely Presidential signature. Of course, regardless of that, if the measure got Congressional approval, politically speaking, it would be devastating to the administration.
(Congressman Walter Jones’ introduced a similar, but non-binding, resolution in June (H.CON.RES. 40)).