H.J.RES.61: To prevent further use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Sept. 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Authorizes the President to use the U.S. Armed Forces with respect to Syria only if the President makes available to Congress the President's determination, not later than 14 days after enactment of a joint resolution specifically authorizing use of the U.S. Armed Forces, that the Assad regime has not agreed to: (1) surrender its chemical weapons stockpiles to the international community to be dismantled as part of a verifiable, enforceable agreement; and (2) become a signatory to the 1993 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.