Text: S.Con.Res.20 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Referred in House (03/16/2007)

 
[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[S. Con. Res. 20 Referred in House (RFH)]

  1st Session
S. CON. RES. 20


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 16, 2007

              Referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Whereas under Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution of the United States, 
        the President is the ``commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the 
        United States'', and in such capacity the President has the command of 
        the Armed Forces, including the authority to deploy troops and direct 
        military campaigns during wartime;
Whereas under Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution of the United States, 
        Congress has the power of the purse specifically as it relates to the 
        Armed Forces, and in such capacity Congress has the responsibility to 
        fully and adequately provide funding for United States military forces, 
        especially when they are at war and are defending the Nation; and
Whereas when United States military forces are in harm's way and are protecting 
        our country, Congress and the Nation should give them all the support 
        they need in order to maintain their safety and accomplish their 
        assigned missions, including the equipment, logistics, and funding 
        necessary to ensure their safety and effectiveness, and such support is 
        the responsibility of both the Executive Branch and the Legislative 
        Branch of Government: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that Congress should not take any 
action that will endanger United States military forces in the field, 
including the elimination or reduction of funds for troops in the 
field, as such action with respect to funding would undermine their 
safety or harm their effectiveness in pursuing their assigned missions.

            Passed the Senate March 15, 2007.

            Attest:

                                                NANCY ERICKSON,

                                                             Secretary.