Summary: S.3176 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/14/2012)

Military Humanitarian Operations Act of 2012 - Prohibits the President from deploying members of the Armed Forces into the territory, airspace, or waters of a foreign country for a military humanitarian operation unless: (1) the President submits to Congress a formal authorization request, and (2) Congress enacts a specific authorization.

Defines a "military humanitarian operation" as a military operation involving the deployment of members or weapons systems of the Armed Forces where hostile activities are reasonably anticipated and with the aim of preventing or responding to a humanitarian catastrophe, including its regional consequences, or addressing a threat posed to international peace and security.

Provides for the consideration of a joint resolution of approval of such use.