Text: H.R.2507 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/26/2013)

1st Session
H. R. 2507

To restrict funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.


June 26, 2013

Mr. Massie (for himself, Mr. Amash, Mr. Jones, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Meadows, Mr. DesJarlais, and Mr. Gohmert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services and Select Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To restrict funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “War Powers Protection Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on funds to escalate United States military involvement in Syria.

(a) In general.—No funds made available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, or any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities may be obligated or expended for the purpose of, or in a manner which would have the effect of, supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Syria by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual.

(b) Duration of prohibition.—The prohibition under subsection (a) shall cease to apply only with a formal declaration of war pursuant to article I, section 8 of the Constitution.

(c) Quarterly reports.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter, the Secretary of State shall submit to Congress a report on assistance provided to groups, organizations, movements, and individuals in Syria.

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