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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Reclamation of War Powers Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit funds available for the United States Armed Forces to be obligated or expended for introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/01/2021Introduced in House

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03/01/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Rules, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/01/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Rules, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/01/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Rules, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/01/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 03/03/2021
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 03/03/2021
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 03/03/2021
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 04/01/2021

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs03/01/2021 Referred to
House Armed Services03/01/2021 Referred to
House Rules03/01/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/01/2021)

Reclamation of War Powers Act

This bill prohibits Armed Forces funding from being obligated or expended for the introduction of the Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, in the absence of a declaration of war, specific statutory authorization, or a national emergency created by an attack or imminent threat of attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or the Armed Forces.

In the case of a national emergency created by an attack (or threat of attack), funds may be used for only 60 days.

The House of Representatives or the Senate may not consider a bill or joint resolution that makes funds available in violation of these provisions.

The President shall, in the case of such introduction of the Armed Forces, submit to Congress a report that includes

  • an analysis of the threat to be countered by the use of the Armed Forces;
  • the specific objectives and justification for those objectives; and
  • a description of the scope, duration, cost, and likelihood of success.