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S. 2835: Accountability for Endless Wars Act of 2021

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That would include perhaps the most famous AUMF in modern history, the one passed days after 9/11.


Congress can grant official permission for military actions, usually at the request of the president, through Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, more commonly called AUMFs. Congress hasn’t repealed an AUMF in 50 years, but that might change in 2021.

The most famous one in modern times was the 2001 AUMF, enacted on September 18, mere days after the September 11 terrorist attacks, by 98–0 in the Senate and by voice vote with no objection in the House. It granted permission for military force against anybody who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided” the attacks, or harbored those who did so.

However, the AUMF has been invoked dozens of times since …

Sponsor and status

Richard Durbin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Sep 23, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Sep 23, 2021

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2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)

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


Sep 23, 2021

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S. 2835 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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