S.J.Res. 2 (102nd): Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution


Jan 12, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on January 12, 1991 but was never passed by the House.


John Warner

Senator from Virginia


See Instead:

H.J.Res. 77 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jan 14, 1991

About the resolution

Full Title

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

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 77 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 14, 1991

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 2” means this is a Senate joint 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 12, 1991
Reported by Committee
Jan 12, 1991
Passed Senate
Jan 12, 1991
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34 cosponsors (29R, 5D) (show)
On the Joint Resolution
Jan 12, 1991 2:44 p.m.
Joint Resolution Passed 52/47

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