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    Worried by Iran tensions, U.S. lawmakers seek end to law of 'endless war'

    Worried by Iran tensions, U.S. lawmakers seek end to law of 'endless war'

    WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that presidents have used for two decades to justify U.S. military action around the world.

    Representative Barbara Lee, a Democrat, and Thomas Massie, a Republican, held a news conference with other members of the House of Representatives to call for the repeal of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed days after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York on Washington.

    A House subcommittee on Tuesday approved an amendment to a defense spending bill that would repeal the AUMF.

    The lawmakers said that, after nearly 18 years, it was time for Congress to repeal and replace the law, stressing that it was too broad from the start and saying it definitely should not be used to justify war with Iran.
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    Massie said backers of the effort to repeal the 2001 AUMF simply want Congress to reclaim its constitutional right to declare war. "This is not a partisan issue," he said.
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    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
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