H.Con.Res.33 - Expressing the sense of Congress that the President should not initiate military action against Iran without first obtaining authorization from Congress.110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 01/16/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||01/16/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.33 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/16/2007)
States congressional belief that: (1) initiating military action against Iran without congressional approval does not fall within the President's "Commander-in-Chief" powers under the Constitution; and (2) seeking congressional authority prior to taking military action against Iran is not discretionary, but a legal and constitutional requirement.
Rejects any suggestion that P.L. 107-40 (the authorization of force resolution approved in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001) or P.L. 107-243 (the authorization of force resolution approved by Congress to go to war with Iraq) extends to authorizing military action against Iran, including over its nuclear program.