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Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark covers Congress and national security for The Washington Times. He is a Kansas native and holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Joseph spent ten years in the Navy after college and worked briefly in banking prior to obtaining his master's degree from the Columbia Journalism School and joining The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Joseph Clark

The U.S. Capitol is seen, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Lawmakers push to reclaim war powers from presidents

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation this week to strengthen the Nixon-era resolution aimed at curbing the president's ability to fight lengthy wars abroad without congressional approval. Published July 21, 2021

This March 27, 2008, file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Associated Press has learned that leaders of the military services have expressed reservations to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin about removing sexual assault cases from the chain of command. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Senate panel advances military-justice overhaul proposal

A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday advanced an amendment to overhaul the military's process for prosecuting major crimes, including sexual assault, by removing decisions from the chain of command. Published July 20, 2021

In this April 23, 2020, file image from video, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The Democratic-led House, with the backing of President Joe Biden, is expected to approve legislation Thursday, June 17, 2021, to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq. (House Television via AP) ** FILE **

Democrat-led House panel votes to repeal war-on-terror authorization

The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment Tuesday tied to next year's defense spending bill that would repeal the 2001 war authorization that has provided the domestic legal authority to execute the global war on terror following the attacks on 9/11. Published July 13, 2021

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Senate panel moves forward on AUMF repeal vote

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said Monday that he will move forward on a committee vote to repeal two Iraq War authorizations after a closed-door hearing on the matter. Published July 13, 2021