Congress is preparing to vote on revoking the war powers granted to President George W Bush in 2002 after the 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.
A bipartisan bill to repeal the Authorisation for Use of Military Force (AUMF) is expected to pass the Senate.
Leading the initiative, the Democratic Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer argues that "Americans are tired of endless wars in the Middle East."
In October 2002, the House and Senate granted President George W Bush the authority to invade Iraq.
Now, members of Congress from both parties have called for the repeal of the 2002 authorization as well as the authorization given to President George HW Bush before the 1991 Gulf War.
Democrats and a few Republicans are backing a bipartisan bill to revoke the Authorisation for Use of Military Force (AUMF).
The vote will limit the White House's power to initiate military actions and assist in future declarations of war.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee previously voted for an updated AUMF in 2018, but the full Senate did not act.
Now, the Senate is expected to vote to revoke the "endless war" authorizations, to which critics on both sides of the aisle say are outdated, overbroad, and require immediate reevaluation.
Senator Tim Kaine, who sponsored the legislation, stated that the 2002 AUMF "has served its purpose, it is time to let it go."
The New York Times notes that the repeal of the AUMF is largely symbolic as President Biden has already voiced his support for ending the AUMF.
However, Republican Senators who voted to repeal the AUMF have urged President Biden to reconsider plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, with many fearing the Taliban could regain control as the US withdraws troops.
Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, voiced his concerns that the Taliban will "reassert control," placing Afghan people in harm's way.