H.J.Res. 114 (107th): Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002

Oct 02, 2002 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 107-243.
Dennis “Denny” Hastert
Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district
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Last Updated
Oct 18, 2002
5 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 574 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 08, 2002

S.J.Res. 46 (Related)
Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 03, 2002


This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on October 16, 2002.

Introduced Oct 02, 2002
Referred to Committee Oct 02, 2002
Reported by Committee Oct 03, 2002
Passed House Oct 10, 2002
Passed Senate Oct 11, 2002
Signed by the President Oct 16, 2002
Full Title

To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.


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Oct 10, 2002 12:28 p.m.
Failed 155/270
Oct 10, 2002 3:05 p.m.
Passed 296/133
On the Joint Resolution
Oct 11, 2002 12:50 a.m.
Joint Resolution Passed 77/23

136 cosponsors (112R, 23D, 1I) (show)

House Foreign Affairs

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10/11/2002--Passed Senate without amendment.
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 - Expresses support for the President's efforts to:
(1) strictly enforce through the United Nations Security Council all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and
(2) obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion, and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions.Authorizes the President to use the U.S. armed forces to:
(1) defend U.S. national security against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and
(2) enforce all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq. Directs the President, prior to or as soon as possible (but no later than 48 hours) after exercising such authority, to make available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate his determination that:
(1) reliance on further diplomatic or peaceful means alone will not achieve the above purposes; and
(2) acting pursuant to this joint resolution is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization for use of the armed forces, consistent with requirements of the War Powers Resolution.Requires the President to report to Congress at least every 60 days on matters relevant to this resolution.

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