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SA 3462. Mr. DURBIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 294, to reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. AFFIRMATION THAT ANY OFFENSIVE MILITARY ACTION TAKEN AGAINST IRAN SHALL BE EXPLICITLY APPROVED BY CONGRESS BEFORE SUCH ACTION MAY BE INITIATED.
The Senate hereby affirms that--
(1) Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution of the United States vests in Congress all power to declare war; and
(2) any offensive military action taken by the United States against Iran must be explicitly approved by Congress before such action may be initiated.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 25, 2007.)