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. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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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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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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      Contributions

      1. January - February 2009 For $86,100 Against $29,503
      2. March - April 2009 For $258,175 Against $100,989
      3. May - June 2009 For $257,344 Against $166,178
      4. July - August 2009 For $103,300 Against $38,877
      5. September - October 2009 For $91,684 Against $81,330
      6. November - December 2009 For $178,254 Against $70,240
      7. January - February 2010 For $104,795 Against $47,235
      8. March - April 2010 For $213,250 Against $171,250
      9. May - June 2010 For $289,090 Against $218,970
      10. July - August 2010 For $134,360 Against $121,090
      11. September - October 2010 For $345,434 Against $421,411
      12. November - December 2010 For $62,350 Against $52,487
      13. January - February 2011 For $181,191 Against $247,875
      14. March - April 2011 For $394,259 Against $340,938
      15. May - June 2011 For $394,416 Against $425,976
      16. July - August 2011 For $182,375 Against $186,473
      17. September - October 2011 For $417,045 Against $595,309
      18. November - December 2011 For $470,584 Against $437,806
      19. January - February 2012 For $269,385 Against $339,915
      20. March - April 2012 For $409,604 Against $624,846
      21. May - June 2012 For $420,925 Against $863,807
      22. July - August 2012 For $378,895 Against $789,662
      23. September - October 2012 For $599,419 Against $2,215,639
      24. November - December 2012 For $76,114 Against $264,816
      25. January - February 2013 For $165,750 Against $88,474
      26. March - April 2013 For $481,321 Against $236,167
      27. May - June 2013 For $369,104 Against $228,883
      28. July - August 2013 For $157,598 Against $116,099
      29. September - October 2013 For $330,587 Against $209,707
      30. November - December 2013 For $401,169 Against $195,631
      31. January - February 2014 For $253,745 Against $116,149
      32. March - April 2014 For $506,389 Against $221,230
      33. May - June 2014 For $451,511 Against $272,593
      34. July - August 2014 For $194,260 Against $210,950
      35. September - October 2014 For $480,909 Against $736,551
      36. November - December 2014 For $168,782 Against $97,095

      Votes

        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
        Barbara BoxerDCA$266,054$302,053
        Sherrod BrownDOH$270,051$374,392
        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
        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
        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
        Jim InhofeROK$12,575$43,575
        Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
        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
        Carl LevinDMI$1,200$0
        Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$122,110$55,615
        Ed MarkeyDMA$95,250$179,940
        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
        Chris MurphyDCT$49,550$331,768
        Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$250,100$80,144
        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
        Bernie SandersIVT$0$263,880
        Brian SchatzDHI$137,150$50,781
        Tim ScottRSC$134,746$270,262
        Jeff SessionsRAL$7,600$4,200
        Jeanne ShaheenDNH$203,149$115,883
        Debbie StabenowDMI$167,852$69,116
        Jon TesterDMT$133,971$140,067
        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

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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
        Barbara BoxerDCA$266,054$302,053
        Sherrod BrownDOH$270,051$374,392
        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
        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
        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
        Jim InhofeROK$12,575$43,575
        Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
        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
        Carl LevinDMI$1,200$0
        Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$122,110$55,615
        Ed MarkeyDMA$95,250$179,940
        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
        Chris MurphyDCT$49,550$331,768
        Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$250,100$80,144
        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
        Bernie SandersIVT$0$263,880
        Brian SchatzDHI$137,150$50,781
        Tim ScottRSC$134,746$270,262
        Jeff SessionsRAL$7,600$4,200
        Jeanne ShaheenDNH$203,149$115,883
        Debbie StabenowDMI$167,852$69,116
        Jon TesterDMT$133,971$140,067
        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

        Interest Groups that supported this bill

        $ Donated
        Pro-Israel$10,279,473

        Interest Groups that opposed this bill

        $ Donated
        Democratic/Liberal$6,715,783
        Republican/Conservative$4,866,368
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