S.J.Res. 159 (98th): Multinational Force in Lebanon Resolution


Sep 12, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 12, 1983

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on October 12, 1983.


Pub.L. 98-119


Charles Mathias Jr.

Senator from Maryland



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Last Updated: Oct 12, 1983

About the resolution

Full Title

A joint resolution providing statutory authorization under the War Powers Resolution for continued United States participation in the multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon in order to obtain withdrawal of all foreign forces from Lebanon.

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 364 (Related)
Multinational Force in Lebanon Resolution

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 28, 1983

S.J.Res. 166 (Related)
Multinational Force in Lebanon Resolution

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 23, 1983

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 159” means this is a Senate 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.


Sep 12, 1983
Reported by Committee
Sep 23, 1983
Passed House
Sep 29, 1983
Passed Senate
Sep 29, 1983
Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 12, 1983


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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