Text: S.J.Res.42 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. J. RES. 42


To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 8, 2014

Mr. Nelson introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


JOINT RESOLUTION

To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This joint resolution may be cited as the “Authorization for Use of Military Force against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ”.

SEC. 2. Authorization for use of United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

(a) In general.—That the President is authorized to use appropriate force against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in order to prevent terrorist attacks on the people and interests of the United States and our allies.

(b) No authorization for use of rotational ground forces.—The authorization in this section does not include authorization for the use of rotational ground forces.

(c) Expiration.—The authorization in this section shall expire on the date that is three years after the date of the enactment of this joint resolution.

(d) 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 Resolution.

(2) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS.—Nothing in this resolution supercedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.