IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 5, 2007
Mr. Webb introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
To prohibit the use of funds for military operations in Iran.
Prohibition on use of funds for military operations in Iran
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds appropriated or otherwise made available by any Act, including any Act enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act, may be obligated or expended for military operations or activities within or above the territory of Iran, or within the territorial waters of Iran, except pursuant to a specific authorization of Congress enacted in a statute enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.
The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to military operations or activities as follows:
Military operations or activities to directly repel an attack launched from within the territory of Iran.
Military operations or activities to directly thwart an imminent attack to be launched from within the territory of Iran.
Military operations or activities in hot pursuit of forces engaged outside the territory of Iran who thereafter enter into Iran.
Military operations or activities connected with the intelligence or intelligence-related activities of the United States Government.
Not later than 24 hours after determining to utilize funds referred to in subsection (a) for purposes of a military operation described in subsection (b), the President shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the determination, including a justification for the determination.
Appropriate committees of Congress defined
In this section, the term appropriate committees of Congress means—
the Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Relations and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and
the Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.