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H.J.Res. 63: Authorization for Use of Military Force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 3, 2017 (Introduced).


IA

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 63

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 3, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Hunter, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Byrne, and Mr. Wenstrup) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

JOINT RESOLUTION

To authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

1.

Short title

This joint resolution may be cited as the Authorization for Use of Military Force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

2.

Authorization for use of United States Armed Forces

(a)

Authorization

The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as the President determines to be necessary and appropriate against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or associated persons or forces as defined in section 4.

(b)

War Powers Resolution requirements

(1)

Specific statutory authorization

Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1547(a)(1)), Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1544(b)).

(2)

Applicability of other requirements

Nothing in this resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.).

3.

Reports

The President shall report to Congress at least once every three months on specific actions taken pursuant to this authorization.

4.

Associated persons or forces defined

In this joint resolution, the term associated persons or forces means individuals and organizations fighting for, on behalf of, or alongside ISIL or any closely related successor entity in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.

5.

Repeal of authorization for use of military force against Iraq

The Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107–243; 116 Stat. 1498; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note) is hereby repealed.