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S.J.Res. 68: 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

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Mar 11, 2020

This resolution was passed by Congress on March 11, 2020 and goes to the President next.



Jan 9, 2020

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Feb 12, 2020
Ordered Reported

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Feb 13, 2020
Passed Senate (House next)

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Mar 5, 2020
On House Schedule

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Mar 5, 2020
Text Published

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Mar 11, 2020
Passed House

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Signed by the President

S.J.Res. 68 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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