Archiv: amendments


13.07.2019 - 10:01 [ DefenseNews.com ]

House votes to curb Trump’s war powers, challenging Senate to act

In the Senate in recent months, Republicans have joined Democrats to pass similar measures, but not enough to override a presidential veto.

13.07.2019 - 09:38 [ Kurt Schrader, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ‏ ]

I voted today in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill repeals the 2002 AUMF and allows Congress to reassert their war making powers after 17 years of war in the Middle East. Read my full statement below:

13.07.2019 - 08:51 [ Peter DeFazio, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

I cosponsored an amendment, which passed today, to prevent the Trump administration and warhawk John Bolton from starting a war with Iran unless authorized by Congress. Congress must exercise its constitutional duty and prevent yet another endless war in the Middle East.

13.07.2019 - 08:34 [ Task and Purpose ]

Congress just took a major step towards preventing Iran from becoming another Forever War

Both Concerned Veterans for America and VoteVets have long argued that Congress needs to take back its power to declare war from the executive branch and put an end to the „Forever Wars“ by revoking the 2001 authorization for use of military force against Al Qaeda, which presidents have used to justify military operations all over the world.

12.07.2019 - 20:52 [ Barbara Lee, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Since its passage, the 2001 AUMF has been used far beyond the scope Congress intended. Today, the House passed my amendment reclaiming Congress’ constitutional authority & recognizing that it is past time to revisit the 2001 AUMF blank check for endless war.

12.07.2019 - 20:45 [ Barbara Lee, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

BREAKING: The House just passed my amendment to repeal the outdated 2002 AUMF & restore Congressional authority in matters of war and peace. This AUMF has been on the books for 17 years, long after the end of the Iraq war. It’s past time for it to go! #StopEndlessWars

12.07.2019 - 20:38 [ Antiwar.com ]

House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War

The flurry of amendments to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) moving through the House of Representatives is finally wrapping up Friday, where a series of Thursday night debates gave way to key votes early Friday on some contentious issues.

Major subjects of those debates included amendments that aim to end both the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2001 repeal passed 237-183, while the 2002 repeal passed even easier at 242-180.

Debates on the AUMF centered on concern that the authorizations could be used by President Trump or future presidents to authorize wars they were never intended for. The aim is to replace the 2001 version with something more current on the global war on terror, and to do away with the 2002 version entirely, since its main goal was to unseat the long-dead Saddam Hussein and conquer Iraq, now a US ally.

12.07.2019 - 20:33 [ New York Times ]

House Votes to Check Trump’s Authority to Strike Iran

The House voted Friday to curb President Trump’s ability to strike Iran militarily on Friday, adopting a bipartisan provision that would require the president to get Congress’s approval before authorizing military force against Tehran.

26.03.2019 - 17:42 [ nst.com.my ]

Three UK ministers resign

(26.3.2019) MPs voted by 329 to 302 to back the Letwin amendment, led by former ministers Oliver Letwin and Dominic Grieve, which effectively allowed the Parliament to take control of the Brexit process, and delivered another blow to Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Guardian reported that 30 MPs from May’s party including three ministers voted for the amendment. The three ministers were also reported to have resigned.

19.03.2019 - 00:25 [ Parly / Twitter ]

Does this House have the authority to suspend the standing orders preventing the motion being brought back asks @alexburghart Yes says the Speaker. The House is the custodian of its own standing orders

19.03.2019 - 00:11 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes ‏/ Twitter ]

Bercow now invokes Part 2 of the stitch-up: directly advising Remainer MPs how to force through amendments using SO24. Benn/Cooper/Boles coup back on…

19.03.2019 - 00:10 [ @RocketRacer69 / Twitter ]

Interesting that Bercow emphasised heavily the „fuller opportunities of Standing Order 24“ in response to Helen Goodman’s point of order this afternoon when asked what the opposition could do to force the Govt. hand.

14.03.2019 - 20:35 [ Daniel Neun / Twitter ]

die gute Nachricht: Salvini wird jetzt in den nächsten 12 Tagen, die seiner #EU noch bleiben, beweisen, dass auch die nationalistische Rechte in Italien und europaweit genauso ein verlogener, feiger Haufen #EU-Untertanen ist wie die etablierten contralinken Verräterparteien.

14.03.2019 - 20:15 [ Daniel Neun ‏/ Twitter ]

Ihr versteht, dass jetzt das gesamte Schicksal dieser sogenannten „Europäischen Union“ und ihrer Zollunion (um die geht es in Wirklichkeit bei dieser epischen Erpressung) an einem italienischen Nationalisten hängt, gell? #Salvini #Artikel50 #Brexit

14.03.2019 - 19:46 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MPs vote to DELAY Brexit until at least June killing March 29 Leave date

Mrs May will next week bring her Brexit deal back to the Commons for a third meaningful vote.

She says that if it passes, she will then ask the EU for a „short technical extension“ until the end of June, to give Parliament the time to force through the necessary legislation.

But if the deal is defeated again, the PM has warned that Britain will have to stay in the EU beyond the summer and take part in European Parliament elections.

14.03.2019 - 19:39 [ ZDF Studio London / Twitter ]

ERGEBNIS DAFÜR: 412 DAGEGEN: 202 Eine Verlängerung bis zum 30.6. ist sicher. Die #EU muss natürlich noch zustimmen. @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 19:25 [ UK House of Commons ‏/ Twitter ]

Commons votes 412 to 202 to approve a motion to seek to extend the #Article50 period. This extension will be until 30 June 2019 if the #BrexitDeal is approved by 20 March 2019. It notes that if a deal is not approved, the length of the extension will depend on its purpose.

14.03.2019 - 19:20 [ ZDF Studio London ‏/ Twitter ]

Der Hauptantrag von Theresa #May sieht folgendes vor: Sollte ihr Deal noch bis zum 20.3. angenommen werden, stellt sie bei der EU einen Antrag auf eine einmalige Verlängerung von Art 50 bis zum 30.6. #Brexit @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 18:29 [ ZDF Studio London / Twitter ]

Um die Verwirrung perfekt zu machen, wird jetzt erst noch über einen Zusatz zum nächsten Zusatzantrag (Debatte und Zeit für Testabstimmungen) abgestimmt. Der Zusatz sieht das Enddatum 30. Juni für eine Verlängerung von Artikel 50 vor. @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 18:15 [ ZDF Studio London / Twitter ]

Das Problem mit diesem Antrag ist, dass Labour-Abgeordnete angehalten sind, sich bei dieser Abstimmung zu enthalten, da sonst der für sie wichtigere Zusatzantrag (Debatte und Testabstimmungen) gestrichen würde. Erfolgschancen gen Null. #Brexit #article50 @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 18:04 [ phoenix ]

phoenix vor ort: LIVE aus dem britischen Unterhaus

ca. 18:30 Uhr – LIVE – London:
Schaltgespräch mit ZDF-Korrespondentin Diana Zimmermann

anschl. – Brüssel:
Schaltgespräch mit ZDF-Korrespondent Stefan Leifert

anschl. – LIVE – London:
Brexit-Debatte im britischen Unterhaus über eine Verschiebung des Austritts-Datums

Zu Gast im Studio:

– Grahame Lucas (Britischer Journalist)
– Sigrid Fretlöh (EU-Expertin)

14.03.2019 - 18:04 [ Catherine Nicholson, European Affairs Editor @France24 / Twitter ]

OK folks, strap in – #BrexitVote evening 3 starts here: MPs now voting on „amendment H“ – to ask EU to agree to delay Brexit in order to hold a 2nd referendum. Labour ordered its MPs not to support this one – it’s almost certain to fail

14.03.2019 - 16:42 [ ZDF Studio London ‏/ Twitter ]

1) Verlängerung Art 50 für 2. Referendum 2) Debatte und Zeit am 20.3. für Testabstimmungen über alternativen Deal 3) Verlängerung Art 50, um eine Mehrheit für einen anderen Ansatz des Brexit zu finden. 4) Keine 3. Abstimmung über May Deal. @ZDFheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 16:41 [ ZDF Studio London ‏/ Twitter ]

Heute wird ab ca 1800 deutscher Zeit über eine Verlängerung von Artikel 50 (Verschiebung des Austrittsdatum) abgestimmt. Der Sprecher hat 4 Zusatzanträge zugelassen, über die zuvor abgestimmt wird. #BrexitDeal #Article50 @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 16:31 [ Paul Embery ‏/ Twitter ]

„A long extension“ It’s obvious what game is being played here. The EU (aided by many within the UK establishment) is doing its damnedest to subvert the referendum result. If we don’t leave on 29 March, our democracy may not recover for a very long time.

14.03.2019 - 16:23 [ Vanessa Pupavac ‏/ Twitter ]

@tfbrexit ‚Our present Parliament seems to be treading dangerously close, for the first time since the 1830s, to interpreting its “representative” function perversely as entitlement to reject a clearly expressed popular wish.‘

14.03.2019 - 16:10 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The Rotten Parliament is the worst we’ve had since the democracy haters of the 1830s

We live in a “representative democracy” – or so we tell ourselves. But who or what is the present parliament representing? Not the majority in the country, as expressed by in the 2016 referendum and the 2017 general election. Some two thirds of constituencies voted for Brexit – a vote that would give an unprecedented landslide majority in a parliamentary election – and yet most MPs still support Remain.

We would have to go back rather a long way to find a precedent, to a time when “democracy” was a dirty word.

14.03.2019 - 15:49 [ BBC Politics / Twitter ]

“John Bercow is now a superstar in Germany” reveals Die Welt newspaper’s Stefanie Bolzen #Brexit

14.03.2019 - 15:32 [ Maddy Thimont Jack, Researcher at @instituteforgov on Brexit, Parliament and devolution ‏/ Twitter ]

Same day the govt motion has as the deadline for parliament approving a deal… Clear your diaries for 20 March everyone!

14.03.2019 - 15:31 [ Faisal Islam, @SkyNews political editor / Twitter ]

Benn manuscript amendment brings back Cooper-Boles-Letwin plan to take control of Commons standing orders – next Wednesday for indicative votes:

14.03.2019 - 15:14 [ Iain Watson, political correspondent, BBC ‏/ Twitter ]

John Bercow still defending his choice of amendments – lots of disquiet over not selecting one ruling out a referendum. Says he can justify his choices ‚to the world‘

14.03.2019 - 14:54 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes / Twitter ]

Truly a sorry episode in British democracy – Benn/Cooper/Letwin want entirely unaccountable group of 25 MPs to seize executive powers – Bercow corrupting the office of Speaker to support partisan campaigns – All while MPs trying to force a banana republic-style second referendum

14.03.2019 - 14:44 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit latest news: Brexiteer fury as John Bercow blocks attempt to rule out second referendum

– Watch the Brexit debate in the live stream above
– MPs to vote on Thursday afternoon on delaying Brexit
– Remainer plot to postpone Brexit by up to two years
– Brexiteer hopes pinned on Geoffrey Cox changing legal advice
– Will the EU allow an Article 50 extension that will delay Brexit? ​
– Nick Timothy: Mrs May is responsible for losing control of Brexit
– Nigel Farage: Brexit betrayal one of most shameful chapters in our history

14.03.2019 - 14:38 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Bercow Refuses to Select Cross-Party Anti-Second Referendum Amendment Signed by 127 MPs

Speaker John Bercow has refused to call the cross-party amendment B rejecting a second referendum, despite the fact that it was signed by 127 MPs including the entirety of the DUP and had numerous Labour MPs as leading co-signatories including Caroline Flint, Gareth Snell and John Mann. Shameless…

Instead Bercow has selected four amendments more to his own liking:

14.03.2019 - 14:36 [ theGuardian.com ]

Bercow calls four amendments, including one calling for a second referendum

John Bercow, the speaker, says he is calling four amendments, plus an amendment to an amendment.

They are:

1) Sarah Wollaston’s – calling for an extension to article 50 to allow for time for a referendum on Brexit.

2) Hilary Benn’s – saying next Wednesday should be set aside for a debate that would start the process of allowing MPs to hold indicative votes on Brexit alternatives. There is also an amendment to this amendment, from Labour’s Lucy Powell, changing the timing.

3) Labour’s – saying article 50 should be extended to allow time for MPs to find a majority for a different approach to Brexit.

4) Chris Bryant’s – saying Theresa May should not be allowed to put her deal to the Commons again.