As the Associated Press reported:
As Conn reported, President Obama is seeking a new AUMF at the same time that his fellow party-members are seeking to repeal the old one. And these two goals are not in conflict. Indeed, the new AUMF will allow President Obama a blank check while also giving the President cover to repeal the old one.
Sens. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Chris Murphy of Connecticut say Congress never intended to authorize a perpetual war when it passed the legislation more than a decade ago.
They introduced a bill Friday and said the president and Congress should work together on any replacement measure needed to fight al-Qaida after 2018.