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U.S. lawmakers want Congress to have more say over war, weapons deals

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By Patricia Zengerle and Doyinsola Oladipo WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Three U.S. senators who have campaigned to clamp down on foreign weapons sales and pare back military action unveiled their broadest effort yet on Tuesday to claw back congressional powers over war from the White House. The Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war. But that authority has shifted toward the White House in recent years, due partly to the passage of war authorizations that do not expire and presidential pursuits of huge arms sales – seen by policymakers as a source of U.S. jobs and a way to improve inter…

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