Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said Congress will consider a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by the spring.
Following a closed-door GOP conference meeting, Boehner told reporters he expects the White House to send Congress a new proposal.
“I expect the president is going to send an authorization to the Congress. I expect that we will have hearings on that, and that we will in fact have a debate and a vote on it. Timing has yet to be determined,” Boehner said.
Boehner then suggested it could all happen within a few months.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama called on Congress to pass a new AUMF despite saying previously he had the authority to authorize military operations against ISIS.