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H.J.Res. 51 (106th): Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Resolution

Authorizing the use of United States Armed Forces against the regime in power in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to meet certain objectives.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Herbert Bateman

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 5, 1999
Length: 6 pages

May 5, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 5, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


May 5, 1999

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.J.Res. 51 (106th) was a 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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