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Text of the Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization ...

...and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of

This resolution was introduced on January 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2013 (Introduced).

IV

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. CON. RES. 3

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2013

submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

Whereas the cornerstone of the Republic is honoring Congress’ exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution: Now, therefore, be it

That it is the sense of Congress that, except in response to an actual or imminent attack against the territory of the United States, the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress violates Congress’ exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution and therefore constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.