U.S. Persian Gulf Resolutions

In the Senate, two joint resolutions concerning U.S. involvement in the Persian Gulf were debated. One resolution, sponsored by… read more

In the Senate, two joint resolutions concerning U.S. involvement in the Persian Gulf were debated. One resolution, sponsored by Maj. Leader Mitchell and Sen. Nunn failed to pass in a 46-53 vote. It recommended that the president continue the application of international sanctions and diplomatic pressures in an effort to compel Iraq to leave Kuwait. It also stipulated that the president must gain congressional authorization for any use of force in the Persian Gulf. Another resolution, sponsored by Min. Leader Dole and Sen. Warner, passed 52-47, granting the president the power and congressional authority to commit American troops to combat in the Persian Gulf after January 15. close

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Program ID:
15675-1
Category:
Senate Highlight
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Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 12, 1991

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  • Jan 12, 1991 | 8:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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