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S.J.Res. 166 (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.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


Sep 20, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 23, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Howard Baker Jr.

Senator for Tennessee


See Instead:

H.J.Res. 364 (same title)
Enacted Via Other Measures — Sep 28, 1983

S.J.Res. 159 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 12, 1983


Sep 20, 1983

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Sep 23, 1983
Ordered Reported

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S.J.Res. 166 (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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