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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
Introduced
Jan 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

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.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Collins Votes to Overturn Veto of War Powers Resolution
    — Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME] (Co-sponsor) on May 7, 2020

Udall Votes To Override President’s Veto of Bipartisan War Powers Resolution to Halt Trump’s Reckless Escalation with Iran
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on May 7, 2020

Inhofe Speaks on the Senate Floor in Opposition to Iran War Powers Resolution
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on May 7, 2020

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History

Jan 9, 2020
 
Introduced

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

Feb 12, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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
 
Vetoed

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 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.

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.

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