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01-18-2017, 11:18 AM
Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy

BY JORDAIN CARNEY
01/18/17

GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah) are pushing Donald Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy, including hashing out the incoming president's war powers.

The two libertarian-leaning GOP senators sent the president-elect a letter stressing that working with lawmakers will be the only way to have "success and stability" on foreign policy.

"As you begin your administration, we hope that you will work closely with Congress to determine and implement foreign policy and security strategies that have broad support from the American people," the senators wrote.

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Paul and Lee stressed that military power is divided between Congress and the president under the Constitution so it can be "informed by a long-term vision of American interests ... while remaining flexible enough to respond to threats."

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http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/314810-paul-lee-to-trump-work-with-us-on-foreign-policy