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S.J.Res. 68 (116th): A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.

Sponsor and status

Timothy “Tim” Kaine

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Jan 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Vetoed & Override Failed in Senate on May 7, 2020

This resolution was vetoed. The Senate attempted to override the veto on May 7, 2020 but failed.


31 Cosponsors (26 Democrats, 3 Republicans, 2 Independents)



Jan 9, 2020

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

Feb 13, 2020
Passed Senate (House next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Mar 5, 2020
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Mar 11, 2020
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

May 6, 2020

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

May 7, 2020
Senate Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the Senate. The bill is now dead.

S.J.Res. 68 (116th) 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 68. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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