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Iraq resolution (Identified by CRS)

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Short Titles as Enacted

Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002

Short Titles as Introduced

Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.


Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
10/16/2002Became Public Law No: 107-243. (TXT | PDF)
10/16/2002Signed by President.
10/15/2002Presented to President.
10/11/2002Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Yea-Nay Vote. 77 - 23. Record Vote Number: 237.
10/10/2002Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 296 - 133 (Roll no. 455).
10/07/2002Reported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 107-721.
10/02/2002Introduced in House

All Actions (40)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/16/2002Became Public Law No: 107-243. (TXT | PDF)
10/16/2002Signed by President.
10/15/2002HousePresented to President.
10/11/2002SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/11/2002SenatePassed Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Yea-Nay Vote. 77 - 23. Record Vote Number: 237.
10/11/2002SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR 10/10/2002 S10342)
10/10/2002SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
10/10/2002-3:03pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/10/2002-3:03pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 296 - 133 (Roll no. 455).
10/10/2002-2:46pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 101 - 325 (Roll no. 454). (text: CR H7796-7797)
10/10/2002-2:36pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10/10/2002-2:11pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kucinich motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require additional language which directs that prior to the exercise of authority to use force, the President shall transmit to Congress a report, in unclassified form, that addresses the impact of such use of force on the national security interests of the United States.
10/10/2002-2:11pmHouseMr. Kucinich moved to recommit with instructions to International Relations. (consideration: CR H7796-7799)
10/10/2002-2:11pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10/10/2002-12:30pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 114.
10/10/2002-12:27pmHouseH.Amdt.609 On agreeing to the Spratt amendment (A002) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 155 - 270 (Roll no. 453).
10/10/2002-10:53amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Spratt (SC) substitute amendment.
10/10/2002-10:47amHouseH.Amdt.609 Amendment (A002) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Spratt. (consideration: CR H7751-7769; text: CR H7751-7753)
10/10/2002-10:45amHouseH.Amdt.608 On agreeing to the Lee amendment (A001) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 72 - 355 (Roll no. 452).
10/10/2002-9:04amHouseH.Amdt.608 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. Lee. (consideration: CR H7739-7751; text: CR H7739-7740)
10/10/2002-9:04amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Lee substitute amendment.
10/10/2002-9:03amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7739-7799)
10/10/2002-12:49amHouseDEBATE - The House completed general debate on H.J. Res. 114.
10/09/2002-11:20pmHouseDEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.J. Res. 114.
10/09/2002-7:04pmHouseEXTENSION OF DEBATE - By unanimous consent, debate on the joint resolution was extended for 2 hours, equally divided and controlled.
10/09/2002-2:32pmHouseADDITIONAL DEBATE TIME - Mr. Green (WI) asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the joint resolution be extended for 4 additional hours, equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection.
10/09/2002-11:04amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with the remaining 5 hours and 15 minutes of debate on H.J. Res 114.
10/09/2002-11:03amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7309-7345, H7375-7410, H7413-7442, H7706-7735)
10/08/2002-9:17pmHouseDEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.J. Res. 114.
10/08/2002-12:12pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 17 hours of debate on H.J. Res. 114.
10/08/2002-12:12pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 114 with 17 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment to the preamble and the amendment to the text recommended by the Committee on International Relations and now printed in the joint resolution shall be considered as adopted. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
10/08/2002-12:12pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 574. (consideration: CR H7189-7247, H7268-7301; text of measure as introduced: CR H7189-7190; text of measure as reported in House: CR H7190-7191)
10/08/2002-11:23amHouseRule H. Res. 574 passed House.
10/07/2002-7:39pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 574 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 114 with 17 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment to the preamble and the amendment to the text recommended by the Committee on International Relations and now printed in the joint resolution shall be considered as adopted. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
10/07/2002HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 451.
10/07/2002HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 107-721.
10/03/2002HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on International Relations
10/03/2002HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
10/02/2002HouseReferred to the House Committee on International Relations.
10/02/2002HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (136)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3]* 10/02/2002
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Jenkins, William L. [R-TN-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 10/08/2002
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 10/08/2002
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 10/08/2002
Rep. Schrock, Edward L. [R-VA-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Phelps, David D. [D-IL-19] 10/08/2002
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 10/08/2002
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8] 10/08/2002
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 10/08/2002
Rep. Smith, Nick [R-MI-7] 10/08/2002
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 10/08/2002
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5] 10/08/2002
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 10/08/2002
Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8] 10/08/2002
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 10/08/2002
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 10/08/2002
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 10/08/2002
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 10/08/2002
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5] 10/08/2002
Rep. Lucas, Ken [D-KY-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Grucci, Felix J., Jr. [R-NY-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10] 10/08/2002
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 10/08/2002
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10] 10/08/2002
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 10/08/2002
Rep. Combest, Larry [R-TX-19] 10/08/2002
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 10/08/2002
Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 10/08/2002
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 10/08/2002
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Northup, Anne M. [R-KY-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Osborne, Tom [R-NE-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6] 10/08/2002
Rep. Armey, Richard K. [R-TX-26] 10/08/2002
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19] 10/08/2002
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5] 10/08/2002
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] 10/08/2002
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-41] 10/08/2002
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 10/08/2002
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45] 10/08/2002
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 10/08/2002
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 10/08/2002
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6] 10/08/2002
Rep. Hansen, James V. [R-UT-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 10/08/2002
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 10/08/2002
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 10/08/2002
Rep. Riley, Bob [R-AL-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-48] 10/08/2002
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7] 10/08/2002
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-11] 10/08/2002
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 10/08/2002
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 10/08/2002
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7] 10/08/2002
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 10/08/2002
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 10/08/2002
Rep. DeMint, Jim [R-SC-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 10/08/2002
Rep. Miller, Dan [R-FL-13] 10/08/2002
Rep. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] 10/08/2002
Rep. Thune, John [R-SD-At Large] 10/08/2002
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 10/08/2002
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-22] 10/08/2002
Rep. Kerns, Brian D. [R-IN-7] 10/08/2002
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12] 10/08/2002
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-40] 10/08/2002
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 10/08/2002
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13] 10/08/2002
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 10/08/2002
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10] 10/08/2002
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 10/08/2002
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. McInnis, Scott [R-CO-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 10/08/2002
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11] 10/08/2002
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 10/08/2002
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Vitter, David [R-LA-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 10/08/2002
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 10/08/2002
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7] 10/08/2002
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23] 10/08/2002
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] 10/08/2002
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3] 10/08/2002
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5] 10/08/2002
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22] 10/08/2002
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 10/08/2002
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] 10/08/2002
Rep. Fletcher, Ernie [R-KY-6] 10/08/2002
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 10/08/2002
Rep. Hilleary, Van [R-TN-4] 10/08/2002
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-28] 10/08/2002
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 10/08/2002
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 10/08/2002
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 10/09/2002
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13] 10/09/2002
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11] 10/09/2002
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18] 10/09/2002
Rep. Callahan, Sonny [R-AL-1] 10/09/2002
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-47] 10/09/2002

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House International Relations10/02/2002 Referred to
10/03/2002 Markup by
10/07/2002 Reported by H. Rept. 107-721

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed Senate without amendment (10/11/2002)

Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 - Expresses support for the President's efforts to: (1) strictly enforce through the United Nations Security Council all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and (2) obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion, and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions.

Authorizes the President to use the U.S. armed forces to: (1) defend U.S. national security against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2) enforce all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq. Directs the President, prior to or as soon as possible (but no later than 48 hours) after exercising such authority, to make available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate his determination that: (1) reliance on further diplomatic or peaceful means alone will not achieve the above purposes; and (2) acting pursuant to this joint resolution is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization for use of the armed forces, consistent with requirements of the War Powers Resolution.

Requires the President to report to Congress at least every 60 days on matters relevant to this resolution.