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S.J.Res. 59 (115th): Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2018

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A joint resolution to authorize the use of military force against the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and designated associated forces, and to provide an updated, transparent, and sustainable statutory basis for counterterrorism operations.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Bob Corker

Sponsor. Senator for Tennessee. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2018
Length: 20 pages
Apr 16, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on April 16, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Corker Convenes Hearing on Updating Authorities Used to Fight Terror Abroad
    — Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN, 2007-2018] (Sponsor) on May 16, 2018

Young Fights to Ensure Troops Have Updated Authorities to Combat Terrorism
    — Sen. Todd Young [R-IN] (Co-sponsor) on May 16, 2018

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Walter Jones Outline Bipartisan AUMF Principles
    — Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13] on May 15, 2018

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Apr 16, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 16, 2018
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the resolution.

S.J.Res. 59 (115th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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