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H.R. 256: To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

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Sponsor and status

Barbara Lee

Sponsor. Representative for California's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jan 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 17, 2021

This bill passed in the House on June 17, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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134 Cosponsors (125 Democrats, 9 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 256 — Repeal of Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Jun 14, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Designating Juneteenth as a National Holiday, Oversight Committees Second January 6th Hearing, Coffee with Carolyn on Friday
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 18, 2021

Thompson Votes to Repeal AUMF Against Iraq
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 17, 2021

Cole Statement on Houses Repeal of 2002 AUMF
    — Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4] on Jun 17, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 256 will be negligible.


Jan 11, 2021

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Mar 25, 2021
Ordered Reported

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Jun 10, 2021
Text Published

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Jun 17, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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Signed by the President

H.R. 256 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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