by Middle East Eye

US Congressman Jamaal Bowman has introduced an amendment to the annual defence spending bill that would stop funds from being used to maintain Washington's military presence in Syria.

The amendment, introduced to the House of Representatives last week and supported by six other lawmakers, would prohibit funds out of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) from being used to maintain American military operations in the country without congressional approval.

The original amendment sought the prohibition of these funds after a 60 day period, but a revised edition changed it to one year.

It is unclear whether the legislation has enough support to pass. However, on Tuesday, the House Rules Committee advanced a rule allowing the amendment to be considered.

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