H.J.Res. 542 (93rd): War Powers Resolution

The War Powers Resolution (also known as the War Powers Resolution of 1973 or the War Powers Act) (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548) is a federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress. The Resolution was adopted in the form of a United States Congress joint ... Continue reading »
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Overview

Introduced:

May 3, 1973
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Status:

Enacted — Veto Overridden on Nov 7, 1973

This resolution was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on November 7, 1973.

Law:

Pub.L. 93-148

Sponsor:

Clement Zablocki

Representative for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 7, 1973

History

May 3, 1973
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 18, 1973
 
Passed House

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 20, 1973
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 24, 1973
 
Vetoed

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Nov 7, 1973
 
Enacted — Veto Overridden

Congress overrode the veto of the President. The bill became law.

Nov 7, 1973
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

H.J.Res. 542 (93rd) was 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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