H.R. 3709 (112th): War Powers Reform Act


Dec 16, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher Gibson

Representative for New York's 20th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the War Powers Resolution to limit the use of funds for introduction of the Armed Forces into hostilities, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

War Powers Reform Act - Amends the War Powers Resolution to direct the President in every possible instance to submit to Congress before introducing U.S. Armed Forces into hostilities or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 16, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3709”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


29 cosponsors (27R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 383 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013

H.R. 1609 (Related)
War Powers Reform Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2011

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