H.CON.RES.40: Expressing the sense of Congress that the President is prohibited under the Constitution from initiating war against Syria without express congressional authorization and the appropriation of funds for the express purpose of waging such a war.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
  • Introduced June 20, 2013
  • Latest Major Action July 15, 2013

Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the President is prohibited under the Constitution from the offensive use of the U.S. Armed Forces in Syria without prior express authorization by an Act of Congress or without a prior express appropriation of funds for that purpose by an Act of Congress; and (2) the President's defiance of those constitutional limitations on his authority to initiate war would constitute an impeachable high crime and...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 2 statements associated with H.CON.RES.40.

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2013
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
July 15, 2013
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
June 20, 2013
Referred to House Foreign Affairs
June 20, 2013
Referred to House Judiciary
June 20, 2013

Introduced in the House by Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.)

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