The US Senate is moving closer to voting on the repeal of Schumer's past Iraq war authorization

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A US soldier stands guard during a peace conference at the al-Zawra amusement park in Baghdad November 7, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would take the first procedural steps Tuesday towards a vote to revoke two authorizations for the past war in Iraq, days before the 20th anniversary of the latest invasion by American forces.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week approved a bill to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Use of Military Force Authorizations (AUMF) against Iraq, the latest attempt to reassert Congress' role in deciding whether to send troops to war.