H.CON.RES.83: Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran.

About This Bill

  • Introduced Jan. 8, 2020
  • Latest Major Action Jan. 13, 2020

Bill Cosponsors

162 (All Democrats)

Bill Versions

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Week Ending Rank
Jan. 12, 2020 2nd

Bill Summary

This concurrent resolution directs the President to terminate the use of U.S. Armed Forces in hostilities against Iran unless (1) Congress has declared war or specifically authorized such use in statute, or (2) such use is necessary and appropriate to defend against an imminent armed attack upon the United States.

(Source: Library of Congress)

Statement of Administration Policy

The administration strongly opposes this legislation.

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 91 statements associated with H.CON.RES.83.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 13
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Jan. 9

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 194 (Roll no. 7). (text: CR H92)

Jan. 9
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 781. (consideration: CR H92-116)
Jan. 9
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Jan. 9

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 194 (Roll no. 7).

Jan. 9
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Jan. 9
DEBATE - The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H. Con. Res. 83.
Jan. 9
Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 83 with 2 hours of general debate.
Jan. 9
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 781.
Jan. 9
Rule H. Res. 781 passed House.
Jan. 8
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Jan. 8
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 781 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 83 with 2 hours of general debate.
Jan. 8

Introduced in the House by Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.)

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