PBS NewsHour

What lawmakers think of Obama’s Islamic State resolution

Clip: 02/11/2015 | 7m 12s

President Obama formally asked Congress for military authorization to fight the Islamic State, triggering the first war powers vote since 2002 with the invasion of Iraq. The proposal rules out "enduring offensive combat operations" and calls for a three-year time limit on the authorization. Jeffrey Brown gets reaction to the request from Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D.-Va.

Aired: 02/11/15

Rating: NR

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