H.J.Res. 77 (102nd): Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution


Jan 12, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 14, 1991

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on January 14, 1991.


Pub.L. 102-1


Robert Michel

Representative for Illinois's 18th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 14, 1991

About the resolution

Full Title

To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678.

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Jan 12, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 12, 1991
Passed House

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jan 12, 1991
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 14, 1991
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about a resolution in the United States Congress. A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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