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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      Total contributions given to Senators from Republican/Conservative, which…

      opposed this bill

      Republican/Conservative$8,760,435
      $8,760,435

      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 Republican/Conservative interest groups, 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$0$23,050
      Kelly AyotteRNH$0$120,166
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
      John BarrassoRWY$0$17,900
      Max BaucusDMT$0$0
      Mark BegichDAK$0$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
      Roy BluntRMO$0$130,266
      John BoozmanRAR$0$39,595
      Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
      Richard BurrRNC$0$54,900
      Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
      Ben CardinDMD$0$0
      Tom CarperDDE$0$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$0$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$500
      Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$0$49,850
      Tom CoburnROK$0$82,843
      William Thad CochranRMS$0$7,250
      Susan M. CollinsRME$0$19,650
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$32,870
      John CornynRTX$0$113,405
      Mike CrapoRID$0$0
      Ted CruzRTX$0$1,588,363
      Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$1,000
      Deb FischerRNE$0$185,221
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$1,338,739
      Al FrankenDMN$0$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$2,000
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$42,888
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$45,150
      Kay R. HaganDNC$0$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$0$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$27,450
      Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
      Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
      Dean HellerRNV$0$129,837
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
      John HoevenRND$0$14,100
      Jim InhofeROK$0$45,575
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$24,250
      Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$0$153,857
      Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
      Tim KaineDVA$0$100
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
      Mark KirkRIL$0$162,749
      Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
      Mike LeeRUT$0$71,420
      Carl LevinDMI$0$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
      Ed MarkeyDMA$0$1,000
      John McCainRAZ$0$181,593
      Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$235,741
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$1,000
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$0$7,200
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$2,500
      Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
      Rand PaulRKY$0$340,834
      Rob PortmanROH$0$130,968
      Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
      Harry ReidDNV$0$4,600
      Jim RischRID$0$51,102
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$95,767
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
      Marco RubioRFL$0$1,048,804
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
      Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$0$4,400
      Tim ScottRSC$0$266,012
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$4,200
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$50
      Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
      Jon TesterDMT$0$0
      John ThuneRSD$0$215,726
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$1,478,768
      Mark UdallDCO$0$0
      Tom UdallDNM$0$2,000
      David VitterRLA$0$152,726
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$1,700
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$2,550
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$0$6,250
      Ron WydenDOR$0$0

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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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