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


Jan 12, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Enacted as H.J.Res. 77 (companion bill)

John Warner

Senator from Virginia


See Instead:

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

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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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Jan 12, 1991

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Jan 12, 1991
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Jan 12, 1991
Passed Senate

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