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S.J.Res. 12: AFGHAN Service Act

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About the resolution

Should America’s war in Afghanistan, ongoing since 2001, be over by now?


2,419 American forces have died in Afghanistan since 2001, in a war still costing Americans $45 billion per year.

That’s even though the ostensible reason for the invasion — a post 9/11 toppling of the Taliban-led government which had sheltered al Qaeda — was accomplished in October 2001.

What the resolution does

The American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act would formally end the war in Afghanistan once and for all.

Specifically, it ...

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Mar 4, 2019

Introduced on Mar 4, 2019

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 4, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.



Mar 4, 2019

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S.J.Res. 12 is 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.

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