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S. 2391: National Security Powers Act of 2021

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A bill to provide for clarification and limitations with respect to the exercise of national security powers, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher Murphy

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2021
Length: 47 pages
Jul 20, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jul 20, 2021

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4 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican, 1 Independent)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Meijer, McGovern Introduce Sweeping Legislation to Reassert Congressional Authority Over War Powers, National Security Bill would reclaim congressional oversight of use of military force, arms sales, and emergency declarations
    — Rep. Peter Meijer [R-MI3] on Sep 30, 2021

McGovern, Meijer Lead Introduction of Sweeping New Legislation to Reassert Congressional Power Over National Security
    — Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] on Sep 30, 2021

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Jul 20, 2021

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S. 2391 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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