Text: H.J.Res.112 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 112


To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against organizations that support Islamist extremism, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 20, 2017

Mr. Perry submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


JOINT RESOLUTION

To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against organizations that support Islamist extremism, and for other purposes.

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 Islamist Extremism”.

SEC. 2. Authorization for use of United States Armed Forces against organizations that support Islamist extremism.

(a) In general.—The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as the President determines necessary and appropriate against organizations on the list of organizations described in subsection (b).

(b) List of organizations described.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The list of organizations described in this subsection are the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Al Shabab, Boko Haram, Al-Nusrah Front, the Haqqani-Network, the Taliban, Houthi’s, Khorasan Group, Hezbollah, and any substantial supporters, associated forces, or closely-related successor entities to any of such organizations.

(2) ADDITIONS TO LIST.—The President may add an organization that is not on the list of organizations described in paragraph (1) if—

(A) the President determines that the organization supports Islamist extremism and submits to Congress the name of such organization and supporting documents that are relevant to such determination; and

(B) Congress enacts a joint resolution providing for the use of the authority described in subsection (a) against such organization.

(c) 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 joint resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.

SEC. 3. Repeal of Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 and 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

The following provisions of law are hereby repealed:

(1) The Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107–243; 116 Stat. 1498; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note).

(2) The Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note).