H.Res. 770 (112th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that President Barack Obama should request authorization before sending the United States Armed Forces into Syria.


Aug 2, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Stevan “Steve” Pearce
Representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district


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Last Updated: Aug 2, 2012
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Summary (CRS)
8/2/2012--Introduced.Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that:(1) only Congress has the constitutional authority to declare war,(2) President Obama should set clear objectives for the U.S. Armed Forces before ...

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What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 770” means this is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress. A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 2, 2012


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