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Agreed to House (09/14/2001)

 
[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 64 Agreed to House (ATH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 64

   To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those 
 responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 14, 2001

Mr. Armey (for himself and Mr. Gephardt) introduced the following joint 
   resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International 
                               Relations

                           September 14, 2001

 Committee on International Relations discharged; which was considered 
                             and agreed to

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
   To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those 
 responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.

Whereas on September 11, 2001, acts of treacherous violence were committed 
        against the United States and its citizens;
Whereas such acts render it both necessary and appropriate that the United 
        States exercise its rights to self-defense and to protect United States 
        citizens both at home and abroad;
Whereas in light of the threat to the national security and foreign policy of 
        the United States posed by these grave acts of violence;
Whereas such acts continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
        national security and foreign policy of the United States; and
Whereas the President has authority under the Constitution to take action to 
        deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United 
        States: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This joint resolution may be cited as the ``Authorization for Use 
of Military Force''.

SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.

    (a) In General.--That the President is authorized to use all 
necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, 
or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the 
terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such 
organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of 
international terrorism against the United States by such nations, 
organizations or persons.
    (b) War Powers Resolution Requirements.--
            (1) Specific statutory authorization.--Consistent with 
        section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress 
        declares that this section is intended to constitute specific 
        statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of 
        the War Powers Resolution.
            (2) Applicability of other requirements.--Nothing in this 
        resolution supercedes any requirement of the War Powers 
        Resolution.
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