WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) today issued the following statement on the House passage of a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military action regarding Iran:

“Today’s passage of the War Powers Resolution was an important step by Congress to reassert our Constitutional authority over war. For too long, Congress has been effectively sidelined when it comes to committing U.S. Armed Forces to military action. That must change. This Resolution also sends a strong message to the Administration that Congress and the American people do not want war with Iran. It is critical for the Trump Administration to prioritize diplomacy. It is not in our national interest to be at war with Iran, and I will continue to urge the President and his team to do everything they can to show restraint and prevent further escalation.”