Text: S.J.Res.23 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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[S.J. Res. 23 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]


                      One Hundred Seventh Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America

                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

         Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
             the third day of January, two thousand and one

                            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; and
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; and
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,


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


    (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 
        (2) Applicability of other requirements.--Nothing in this 
    resolution supercedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.

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