S.J.Res. 21 - Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons

International affairs.
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Summary:
An original joint resolution to authorize the limited and specified use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
Amendments:
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There have been no votes on this bill.

Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons

S.J.Res. 21 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
An original joint resolution to authorize the limited and specified use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria. (by CRS)
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Title
An original joint resolution to authorize the limited and specified use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria.
Other Titles
  • Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons
  • Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons
  • Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons
Sponsor
Robert Menendez
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • International affairs
    • Alliances
    • Chemical and biological weapons
    • Conflicts and wars
    • Congressional oversight
    • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
    • Foreign aid and international relief
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Middle East
    • Military operations and strategy
    • Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
    • Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
    • Syria
    • Terrorism
    • Turkey
    • War and emergency powers
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      Major Actions
      Introduced9/04/2013
      Referred to Committee
      Amendments (1 proposed)
      Bill History

      There have been no votes on this bill.

      ActionDateDescription
      Introduced9/06/2013
      Put on a legislative calendar9/04/2013Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
      9/06/2013Committee on Foreign Relations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Menendez. Without written report.
      Put on a legislative calendar9/06/2013Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 166.
      9/06/2013Introduced in Senate
      9/09/2013Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
      9/09/2013
      9/09/2013Senate amendment submitted
      9/10/2013Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
      NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
      S. Amdt. 1849Paul, Rand [R-KY]September 9, 2013Offered on September 8, 2013.

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      1 Organization Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons

      1 organization supported this bill

      American Israel Public Affairs Committee
      AIPAC (2013, September 3). Press Statement on Syria Resolution. Retrieved September 9, 2013, from AIPAC.

      2 organizations opposed this bill

      FreedomWorks
      Matt Kibbe (2013, September 6). Key Vote NO on the Syria War Resolution. Retrieved September 10, 2013, from FreedomWorks.
      MoveOn.org
      UPI (2013, September 7). Reid Has Tough Task Garnering Senate Votes for Syria Resolution. UPI. Retrieved September 10, 2013, from http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/09/07/Reid-has-tough-task-garnering-Senate-votes-for-Syria-resolution/UPI-45061378572221/.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$43,500$18,050
      Kelly AyotteRNH$151,048$122,116
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$180,980$559,792
      John BarrassoRWY$86,200$18,900
      Max BaucusDMT$28,499$5,250
      Mark BegichDAK$154,812$188,939
      Michael F. BennetDCO$111,076$149,217
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$81,074$9,850
      Roy BluntRMO$137,100$120,466
      John BoozmanRAR$47,950$39,595
      Barbara BoxerDCA$266,054$302,053
      Sherrod BrownDOH$270,051$374,392
      Richard BurrRNC$80,000$54,900
      Maria CantwellDWA$94,562$11,065
      Ben CardinDMD$243,693$31,250
      Tom CarperDDE$62,700$14,050
      Bob CaseyDPA$144,075$59,150
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$500
      Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$49,960$49,850
      Tom CoburnROK$45,145$82,843
      William Thad CochranRMS$60,500$7,250
      Susan M. CollinsRME$112,310$22,650
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$190,124$121,469
      Bob CorkerRTN$102,950$34,870
      John CornynRTX$114,816$111,505
      Mike CrapoRID$49,750$0
      Ted CruzRTX$100,854$1,604,962
      Joe DonnellyDIN$81,662$76,794
      Dick DurbinDIL$207,490$50,493
      Mike EnziRWY$69,225$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$140,541$2,372
      Deb FischerRNE$39,900$185,221
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$119,350$1,340,739
      Al FrankenDMN$142,150$257,572
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$312,237$187,387
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$289,350$48,088
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$60,650$45,150
      Kay R. HaganDNC$105,405$152,065
      Tom HarkinDIA$0$14,403
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$91,500$29,450
      Martin HeinrichDNM$158,373$169,980
      Heidi HeitkampDND$62,188$58,765
      Dean HellerRNV$71,100$129,837
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$39,050$87,797
      John HoevenRND$68,660$16,100
      Jim InhofeROK$12,575$43,575
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$38,800$24,250
      Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$12,400$154,357
      Tim JohnsonDSD$0$5,300
      Tim KaineDVA$254,020$248,778
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$46,500$27,415
      Mark KirkRIL$874,246$170,369
      Amy KlobucharDMN$89,547$27,863
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$319,775$128,496
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$76,562$51,075
      Mike LeeRUT$51,955$99,370
      Carl LevinDMI$1,200$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$122,110$55,615
      Ed MarkeyDMA$95,250$179,940
      John McCainRAZ$154,199$184,843
      Claire McCaskillDMO$207,871$139,636
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$486,473$255,056
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$341,170$15,200
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$111,436$94,718
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$173,175$2,500
      Jerry MoranRKS$55,900$8,200
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$88,050$2,750
      Chris MurphyDCT$49,550$331,768
      Patty MurrayDWA$86,700$115,894
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$250,100$80,144
      Rand PaulRKY$5,000$470,758
      Rob PortmanROH$101,765$129,218
      Mark L. PryorDAR$106,704$84,474
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$70,350$7,600
      Harry ReidDNV$296,383$128,197
      Jim RischRID$79,060$50,602
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$155,800$91,967
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
      Marco RubioRFL$152,830$1,071,579
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$263,880
      Brian SchatzDHI$137,150$50,781
      Chuck SchumerDNY$277,499$57,550
      Tim ScottRSC$134,746$270,262
      Jeff SessionsRAL$7,600$4,200
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$203,149$115,883
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,750$50
      Debbie StabenowDMI$167,852$69,116
      Jon TesterDMT$133,971$140,067
      John ThuneRSD$122,225$217,753
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$128,420$1,491,473
      Mark UdallDCO$329,381$291,166
      Tom UdallDNM$110,179$91,139
      David VitterRLA$109,169$152,726
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$99,839$62,864
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$87,838$1,332,878
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$115,350$27,857
      Roger F. WickerRMS$67,600$8,250
      Ron WydenDOR$241,391$11,600

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$43,500$18,050
      Kelly AyotteRNH$151,048$122,116
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$180,980$559,792
      John BarrassoRWY$86,200$18,900
      Max BaucusDMT$28,499$5,250
      Mark BegichDAK$154,812$188,939
      Michael F. BennetDCO$111,076$149,217
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$81,074$9,850
      Roy BluntRMO$137,100$120,466
      John BoozmanRAR$47,950$39,595
      Barbara BoxerDCA$266,054$302,053
      Sherrod BrownDOH$270,051$374,392
      Richard BurrRNC$80,000$54,900
      Maria CantwellDWA$94,562$11,065
      Ben CardinDMD$243,693$31,250
      Tom CarperDDE$62,700$14,050
      Bob CaseyDPA$144,075$59,150
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$500
      Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$49,960$49,850
      Tom CoburnROK$45,145$82,843
      William Thad CochranRMS$60,500$7,250
      Susan M. CollinsRME$112,310$22,650
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$190,124$121,469
      Bob CorkerRTN$102,950$34,870
      John CornynRTX$114,816$111,505
      Mike CrapoRID$49,750$0
      Ted CruzRTX$100,854$1,604,962
      Joe DonnellyDIN$81,662$76,794
      Dick DurbinDIL$207,490$50,493
      Mike EnziRWY$69,225$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$140,541$2,372
      Deb FischerRNE$39,900$185,221
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$119,350$1,340,739
      Al FrankenDMN$142,150$257,572
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$312,237$187,387
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$289,350$48,088
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$60,650$45,150
      Kay R. HaganDNC$105,405$152,065
      Tom HarkinDIA$0$14,403
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$91,500$29,450
      Martin HeinrichDNM$158,373$169,980
      Heidi HeitkampDND$62,188$58,765
      Dean HellerRNV$71,100$129,837
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$39,050$87,797
      John HoevenRND$68,660$16,100
      Jim InhofeROK$12,575$43,575
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$38,800$24,250
      Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$12,400$154,357
      Tim JohnsonDSD$0$5,300
      Tim KaineDVA$254,020$248,778
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$46,500$27,415
      Mark KirkRIL$874,246$170,369
      Amy KlobucharDMN$89,547$27,863
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$319,775$128,496
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$76,562$51,075
      Mike LeeRUT$51,955$99,370
      Carl LevinDMI$1,200$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$122,110$55,615
      Ed MarkeyDMA$95,250$179,940
      John McCainRAZ$154,199$184,843
      Claire McCaskillDMO$207,871$139,636
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$486,473$255,056
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$341,170$15,200
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$111,436$94,718
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$173,175$2,500
      Jerry MoranRKS$55,900$8,200
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$88,050$2,750
      Chris MurphyDCT$49,550$331,768
      Patty MurrayDWA$86,700$115,894
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$250,100$80,144
      Rand PaulRKY$5,000$470,758
      Rob PortmanROH$101,765$129,218
      Mark L. PryorDAR$106,704$84,474
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$70,350$7,600
      Harry ReidDNV$296,383$128,197
      Jim RischRID$79,060$50,602
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$155,800$91,967
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
      Marco RubioRFL$152,830$1,071,579
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$263,880
      Brian SchatzDHI$137,150$50,781
      Chuck SchumerDNY$277,499$57,550
      Tim ScottRSC$134,746$270,262
      Jeff SessionsRAL$7,600$4,200
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$203,149$115,883
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,750$50
      Debbie StabenowDMI$167,852$69,116
      Jon TesterDMT$133,971$140,067
      John ThuneRSD$122,225$217,753
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$128,420$1,491,473
      Mark UdallDCO$329,381$291,166
      Tom UdallDNM$110,179$91,139
      David VitterRLA$109,169$152,726
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$99,839$62,864
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$87,838$1,332,878
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$115,350$27,857
      Roger F. WickerRMS$67,600$8,250
      Ron WydenDOR$241,391$11,600

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Pro-Israel$12,537,179

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Republican/Conservative$8,994,580
      Democratic/Liberal$7,113,569
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