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

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.



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


Sep 12, 1983

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Sep 23, 1983
Reported by Committee

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Sep 29, 1983
Passed House

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Sep 29, 1983
Passed Senate

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

Oct 12, 1983
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S.J.Res. 159 (98th) 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 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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