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S.J.RES.21: Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Sept. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons - (Sec. 2) Authorizes the President, subject to a determination that force is necessary, to use the U.S. Armed Forces in a limited manner against military targets in Syria only to: (1) respond to the government of Syria's use of weapons of mass destruction in the conflict in Syria, (2) deter Syria's use of such weapons in order to protect U.S. national security interests and U.S. allies and partners, (3) degrade Syria's capacity to use such weapons in the future, and (4) prevent the transfer to terrorist groups or other state or non-state actors within Syria of weapons of mass destruction.

Directs the President, before exercising such authority, to make available to Congress the President's determination that: (1) the ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6301-6304, S6307-6312, S6312-6321)
Sept. 9, 2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6273-6284)
Sept. 6, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 166.
Sept. 6, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Menendez. Without written report. (text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S6269-6270)
Sept. 4, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.