S.J.Res. 16 (112th): A joint resolution declaring that the President has exceeded his authority under the War Powers Resolution as it pertains to the ongoing military engagement in Libya.


May 25, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Rand Paul

Junior Senator from Kentucky



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Summary (CRS)

5/25/2011--Introduced.Declares that, as it pertains to the continuing armed engagement of the U.S. Armed Forces against the government of Libya, the President has exceeded the statutory time limits in the ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 25, 2011

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This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 16”). 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.


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Related Bills
S.J.Res. 14 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 24, 2011

H.Con.Res. 53 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 24, 2011

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