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
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.
      9/09/2013Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
      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 $111,300 Against $58,221
      2. March - April 2009 For $384,575 Against $205,005
      3. May - June 2009 For $495,494 Against $673,138
      4. July - August 2009 For $177,595 Against $141,946
      5. September - October 2009 For $315,534 Against $269,695
      6. November - December 2009 For $328,266 Against $370,856
      7. January - February 2010 For $215,211 Against $275,720
      8. March - April 2010 For $463,800 Against $544,583
      9. May - June 2010 For $683,399 Against $765,590
      10. July - August 2010 For $332,859 Against $508,800
      11. September - October 2010 For $656,506 Against $1,348,913
      12. November - December 2010 For $73,463 Against $98,671
      13. January - February 2011 For $181,691 Against $251,675
      14. March - April 2011 For $402,759 Against $349,388
      15. May - June 2011 For $423,916 Against $438,826
      16. July - August 2011 For $186,375 Against $200,448
      17. September - October 2011 For $420,695 Against $602,659
      18. November - December 2011 For $474,984 Against $434,306
      19. January - February 2012 For $270,635 Against $358,115
      20. March - April 2012 For $412,604 Against $643,921
      21. May - June 2012 For $425,925 Against $874,233
      22. July - August 2012 For $384,395 Against $799,762
      23. September - October 2012 For $617,669 Against $2,247,955
      24. November - December 2012 For $79,114 Against $276,466
      25. January - February 2013 For $175,500 Against $121,784
      26. March - April 2013 For $458,871 Against $325,945
      27. May - June 2013 For $372,954 Against $261,129
      28. July - August 2013 For $158,098 Against $152,856
      29. September - October 2013 For $333,587 Against $254,818
      30. November - December 2013 For $403,669 Against $234,031
      31. January - February 2014 For $253,945 Against $156,865
      32. March - April 2014 For $509,429 Against $284,174
      33. May - June 2014 For $456,101 Against $277,768
      34. July - August 2014 For $193,660 Against $243,320
      35. September - October 2014 For $459,514 Against $752,176
      36. November - December 2014 For $108,679 Against $82,383

      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$23,050
        Kelly AyotteRNH$151,048$120,166
        Tammy BaldwinDWI$180,980$559,792
        John BarrassoRWY$86,200$17,900
        Max BaucusDMT$29,749$5,250
        Mark BegichDAK$153,812$181,126
        Michael F. BennetDCO$111,076$149,217
        Richard BlumenthalDCT$81,074$9,350
        Roy BluntRMO$137,100$130,266
        John BoozmanRAR$47,950$39,595
        Barbara BoxerDCA$266,054$301,803
        Sherrod BrownDOH$270,051$374,392
        Richard BurrRNC$80,000$54,900
        Maria CantwellDWA$94,562$11,065
        Ben CardinDMD$242,693$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$20,650
        Christopher A. CoonsDDE$189,124$121,469
        Bob CorkerRTN$102,950$32,870
        John CornynRTX$114,816$113,405
        Mike CrapoRID$49,750$0
        Ted CruzRTX$100,354$1,588,363
        Joe DonnellyDIN$78,062$75,544
        Dick DurbinDIL$198,840$46,493
        Mike EnziRWY$69,225$0
        Dianne FeinsteinDCA$140,541$2,372
        Deb FischerRNE$39,900$185,221
        Jeff FlakeRAZ$119,350$1,338,739
        Al FrankenDMN$141,150$250,697
        Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$312,237$190,137
        Lindsey GrahamRSC$286,350$42,888
        Chuck GrassleyRIA$59,650$45,150
        Kay R. HaganDNC$104,405$154,715
        Tom HarkinDIA$0$14,403
        Orrin G. HatchRUT$91,500$27,450
        Martin HeinrichDNM$158,373$169,480
        Heidi HeitkampDND$62,188$58,765
        Dean HellerRNV$71,100$129,837
        Mazie K. HironoDHI$39,050$87,797
        John HoevenRND$68,660$14,100
        Jim InhofeROK$12,575$45,575
        Johnny IsaksonRGA$38,800$24,250
        Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
        Ron JohnsonRWI$12,400$153,857
        Tim JohnsonDSD$0$5,300
        Tim KaineDVA$254,020$248,778
        Angus S. King, Jr.IME$46,500$27,415
        Mark KirkRIL$806,996$165,169
        Amy KlobucharDMN$89,547$27,863
        Mary L. LandrieuDLA$320,025$123,496
        Patrick J. LeahyDVT$76,562$51,075
        Mike LeeRUT$51,955$71,420
        Carl LevinDMI$1,200$0
        Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$122,110$55,615
        Ed MarkeyDMA$135,200$244,105
        John McCainRAZ$154,199$181,593
        Claire McCaskillDMO$207,871$140,136
        Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$425,023$235,741
        Bob MenéndezDNJ$341,170$15,200
        Jeff MerkleyDOR$109,186$89,130
        Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$170,175$2,500
        Jerry MoranRKS$55,900$7,200
        Lisa MurkowskiRAK$88,050$2,500
        Chris MurphyDCT$49,550$331,768
        Patty MurrayDWA$86,700$115,894
        Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$250,100$80,144
        Rand PaulRKY$5,000$340,834
        Rob PortmanROH$101,765$130,968
        Mark L. PryorDAR$101,904$78,174
        John "Jack" ReedDRI$70,350$7,600
        Harry ReidDNV$296,383$128,197
        Jim RischRID$76,060$51,102
        Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$152,300$95,767
        John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
        Marco RubioRFL$149,830$1,053,804
        Bernie SandersIVT$0$251,380
        Brian SchatzDHI$137,150$50,781
        Chuck SchumerDNY$275,199$57,550
        Tim ScottRSC$132,146$266,012
        Jeff SessionsRAL$7,600$4,200
        Jeanne ShaheenDNH$202,149$115,143
        Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,750$50
        Debbie StabenowDMI$167,852$69,116
        Jon TesterDMT$133,971$139,567
        John ThuneRSD$122,225$215,726
        Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$128,420$1,478,768
        Mark UdallDCO$332,533$299,065
        Tom UdallDNM$109,179$93,139
        David VitterRLA$109,169$152,726
        Mark R. WarnerDVA$98,339$69,164
        Elizabeth WarrenDMA$87,838$1,312,567
        Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$115,100$27,857
        Roger F. WickerRMS$67,600$6,250
        Ron WydenDOR$241,031$11,600

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        NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
        That Supported
        $ From Interest Groups
        That Opposed
        Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$43,500$23,050
        Kelly AyotteRNH$151,048$120,166
        Tammy BaldwinDWI$180,980$559,792
        John BarrassoRWY$86,200$17,900
        Max BaucusDMT$29,749$5,250
        Mark BegichDAK$153,812$181,126
        Michael F. BennetDCO$111,076$149,217
        Richard BlumenthalDCT$81,074$9,350
        Roy BluntRMO$137,100$130,266
        John BoozmanRAR$47,950$39,595
        Barbara BoxerDCA$266,054$301,803
        Sherrod BrownDOH$270,051$374,392
        Richard BurrRNC$80,000$54,900
        Maria CantwellDWA$94,562$11,065
        Ben CardinDMD$242,693$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$20,650
        Christopher A. CoonsDDE$189,124$121,469
        Bob CorkerRTN$102,950$32,870
        John CornynRTX$114,816$113,405
        Mike CrapoRID$49,750$0
        Ted CruzRTX$100,354$1,588,363
        Joe DonnellyDIN$78,062$75,544
        Dick DurbinDIL$198,840$46,493
        Mike EnziRWY$69,225$0
        Dianne FeinsteinDCA$140,541$2,372
        Deb FischerRNE$39,900$185,221
        Jeff FlakeRAZ$119,350$1,338,739
        Al FrankenDMN$141,150$250,697
        Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$312,237$190,137
        Lindsey GrahamRSC$286,350$42,888
        Chuck GrassleyRIA$59,650$45,150
        Kay R. HaganDNC$104,405$154,715
        Tom HarkinDIA$0$14,403
        Orrin G. HatchRUT$91,500$27,450
        Martin HeinrichDNM$158,373$169,480
        Heidi HeitkampDND$62,188$58,765
        Dean HellerRNV$71,100$129,837
        Mazie K. HironoDHI$39,050$87,797
        John HoevenRND$68,660$14,100
        Jim InhofeROK$12,575$45,575
        Johnny IsaksonRGA$38,800$24,250
        Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
        Ron JohnsonRWI$12,400$153,857
        Tim JohnsonDSD$0$5,300
        Tim KaineDVA$254,020$248,778
        Angus S. King, Jr.IME$46,500$27,415
        Mark KirkRIL$806,996$165,169
        Amy KlobucharDMN$89,547$27,863
        Mary L. LandrieuDLA$320,025$123,496
        Patrick J. LeahyDVT$76,562$51,075
        Mike LeeRUT$51,955$71,420
        Carl LevinDMI$1,200$0
        Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$122,110$55,615
        Ed MarkeyDMA$135,200$244,105
        John McCainRAZ$154,199$181,593
        Claire McCaskillDMO$207,871$140,136
        Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$425,023$235,741
        Bob MenéndezDNJ$341,170$15,200
        Jeff MerkleyDOR$109,186$89,130
        Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$170,175$2,500
        Jerry MoranRKS$55,900$7,200
        Lisa MurkowskiRAK$88,050$2,500
        Chris MurphyDCT$49,550$331,768
        Patty MurrayDWA$86,700$115,894
        Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$250,100$80,144
        Rand PaulRKY$5,000$340,834
        Rob PortmanROH$101,765$130,968
        Mark L. PryorDAR$101,904$78,174
        John "Jack" ReedDRI$70,350$7,600
        Harry ReidDNV$296,383$128,197
        Jim RischRID$76,060$51,102
        Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$152,300$95,767
        John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
        Marco RubioRFL$149,830$1,053,804
        Bernie SandersIVT$0$251,380
        Brian SchatzDHI$137,150$50,781
        Chuck SchumerDNY$275,199$57,550
        Tim ScottRSC$132,146$266,012
        Jeff SessionsRAL$7,600$4,200
        Jeanne ShaheenDNH$202,149$115,143
        Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,750$50
        Debbie StabenowDMI$167,852$69,116
        Jon TesterDMT$133,971$139,567
        John ThuneRSD$122,225$215,726
        Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$128,420$1,478,768
        Mark UdallDCO$332,533$299,065
        Tom UdallDNM$109,179$93,139
        David VitterRLA$109,169$152,726
        Mark R. WarnerDVA$98,339$69,164
        Elizabeth WarrenDMA$87,838$1,312,567
        Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$115,100$27,857
        Roger F. WickerRMS$67,600$6,250
        Ron WydenDOR$241,031$11,600

        Interest Groups that supported this bill

        $ Donated
        Pro-Israel$12,402,771

        Interest Groups that opposed this bill

        $ Donated
        Republican/Conservative$8,760,435
        Democratic/Liberal$7,125,706
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