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H.Res. 1069 (115th): Requiring the President to seek congressional authorization prior to any engagement of the United States Armed Forces against any adversary.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 13, 2018.


Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the President is required to: (1) seek congressional authorization prior to any engagement of the U.S. Armed Forces against Syria, Iran, or Russia; and (2) consult with Congress before introducing the U.S. Armed Forces into situations of hostilities.

Expresses the sense of the House that the use of the U.S. Armed Forces without congressional authorization is illegal and unconstitutional.

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