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H.R. 2507 (113th): War Powers Protection Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 26, 2013 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 2507


June 26, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Amash, Mr. Jones, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Meadows, Mr. DesJarlais, and Mr. Gohmert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services and Select Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To restrict funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the War Powers Protection Act of 2013 .


Prohibition on funds to escalate United States military involvement in Syria


In general

No funds made available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, or any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities may be obligated or expended for the purpose of, or in a manner which would have the effect of, supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Syria by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual.


Duration of prohibition

The prohibition under subsection (a) shall cease to apply only with a formal declaration of war pursuant to article I, section 8 of the Constitution.


Quarterly reports

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter, the Secretary of State shall submit to Congress a report on assistance provided to groups, organizations, movements, and individuals in Syria.