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Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., speak at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)
Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., speak at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)

Today, the U.S. House is scheduled to vote on requiring President Trump to seek Congressional approval before pursuing any military action in Iran.

The vote comes a day after President Trump said it appears the situation in the Middle East is deescalating, one week after a U.S. attack that killed Iran Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to discuss the vote.

This segment aired on January 9, 2020.

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Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.

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