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 Menéndez
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 Democratic/Liberal, which…

      oppose this bill

      Democratic/Liberal$12,137,128
      $12,137,128

      1 Organization Supports and 2 Oppose; 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 support this bill

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

      2 organizations oppose 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 Democratic/Liberal interest groups, January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2013.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Support
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Oppose
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$200
      Kelly AyotteRNH$0$0
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$585,851
      John BarrassoRWY$0$0
      Mark BegichDAK$0$332,967
      Michael BennetDCO$0$204,281
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$6,500
      Roy BluntRMO$0$0
      John BoozmanRAR$0$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$0$598,801
      Sherrod BrownDOH$0$385,642
      Richard BurrRNC$0$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$0$53,665
      Ben CardinDMD$0$32,750
      Tom CarperDDE$0$14,050
      Bob CaseyDPA$0$64,750
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
      Tom CoburnROK$0$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
      Susan CollinsRME$0$0
      Chris CoonsDDE$0$37,027
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
      John CornynRTX$0$0
      Mike CrapoRID$0$0
      Ted CruzRTX$0$0
      Joe DonnellyDIN$0$83,364
      Dick DurbinDIL$0$54,486
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$650
      Deb FischerRNE$0$0
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$0
      Alan FrankenDMN$0$787,320
      Kirsten GillibrandDNY$0$308,963
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0
      Kay HaganDNC$0$1,756,501
      Tom HarkinDIA$0$52,653
      Orrin HatchRUT$0$0
      Martin HeinrichDNM$0$653,915
      Heidi HeitkampDND$0$58,876
      Dean HellerRNV$0$0
      Mazie HironoDHI$0$92,338
      John HoevenRND$0$0
      Jim InhofeROK$0$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$0$123,274
      Timothy KaineDVA$0$248,978
      Angus KingIME$0$27,415
      Mark KirkRIL$0$4,720
      Amy KlobucharDMN$0$32,863
      Mary LandrieuDLA$0$111,508
      Patrick LeahyDVT$0$75,200
      Mike LeeRUT$0$0
      Carl LevinDMI$0$68,228
      Joe ManchinDWV$0$54,915
      Ed MarkeyDMA$0$13,750
      John McCainRAZ$0$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$0$146,897
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$13,950
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$384,696
      Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$2,800
      Jerry MoranRKS$0$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
      Chris MurphyDCT$0$385,368
      Patty MurrayDWA$0$151,873
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$85,144
      Rand PaulRKY$0$0
      Rob PortmanROH$0$0
      Mark PryorDAR$0$14,450
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$35,450
      Harry ReidDNV$0$184,940
      Jim RischRID$0$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$10,500
      Marco RubioRFL$0$5,000
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$261,280
      Brian SchatzDHI$0$13,566
      Chuck SchumerDNY$0$73,600
      Tim ScottRSC$0$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$367,958
      Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$0$70,144
      Jon TesterDMT$0$154,967
      John ThuneRSD$0$0
      Patrick ToomeyRPA$0$0
      Mark UdallDCO$0$405,356
      Tom UdallDNM$0$464,597
      David VitterRLA$0$0
      Mark WarnerDVA$0$669,759
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$1,269,225
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$27,607
      Roger WickerRMS$0$0
      Ron WydenDOR$0$11,600

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Support
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Oppose
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,000$43,233
      Kelly AyotteRNH$112,899$143,111
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$179,980$585,851
      John BarrassoRWY$98,050$39,750
      Mark BegichDAK$107,293$332,967
      Michael BennetDCO$109,126$205,781
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$80,640$6,500
      Roy BluntRMO$120,500$205,636
      John BoozmanRAR$34,250$80,095
      Barbara BoxerDCA$245,179$598,801
      Sherrod BrownDOH$272,301$385,642
      Richard BurrRNC$70,850$66,500
      Maria CantwellDWA$91,562$53,665
      Ben CardinDMD$249,543$32,750
      Tom CarperDDE$62,700$14,050
      Bob CaseyDPA$147,975$64,750
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$77,550$463,598
      Daniel CoatsRIN$86,233$95,000
      Tom CoburnROK$47,445$111,443
      William Thad CochranRMS$0$10,400
      Susan CollinsRME$101,078$80,033
      Chris CoonsDDE$53,774$37,027
      Bob CorkerRTN$102,950$44,080
      John CornynRTX$49,050$238,248
      Mike CrapoRID$45,750$200
      Ted CruzRTX$73,004$1,165,703
      Joe DonnellyDIN$79,662$83,364
      Dick DurbinDIL$178,800$54,486
      Mike EnziRWY$46,600$7,250
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$141,541$1,650
      Deb FischerRNE$39,900$104,637
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$119,350$1,256,463
      Alan FrankenDMN$107,218$787,320
      Kirsten GillibrandDNY$301,637$308,563
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$121,265$18,800
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$57,600$59,800
      Kay HaganDNC$64,133$1,756,501
      Tom HarkinDIA$46,980$52,653
      Orrin HatchRUT$91,500$23,600
      Martin HeinrichDNM$162,923$653,915
      Heidi HeitkampDND$62,188$58,876
      Dean HellerRNV$71,100$144,437
      Mazie HironoDHI$39,050$92,338
      John HoevenRND$67,535$21,900
      Jim InhofeROK$47,850$108,375
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$31,600$31,750
      Mike JohannsRNE$63,635$47,376
      Ron JohnsonRWI$10,400$215,403
      Tim JohnsonDSD$44,415$123,274
      Timothy KaineDVA$246,820$249,078
      Angus KingIME$46,500$27,415
      Mark KirkRIL$747,029$277,394
      Amy KlobucharDMN$89,047$32,863
      Mary LandrieuDLA$226,585$111,508
      Patrick LeahyDVT$74,062$75,200
      Mike LeeRUT$45,030$62,296
      Carl LevinDMI$23,400$68,228
      Joe ManchinDWV$117,110$54,915
      Ed MarkeyDMA$6,500$13,750
      John McCainRAZ$116,799$220,423
      Claire McCaskillDMO$212,671$146,897
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$342,231$368,583
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$341,170$14,950
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$156,980$384,696
      Barbara MikulskiDMD$169,250$2,800
      Jerry MoranRKS$53,400$27,400
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$83,400$7,650
      Chris MurphyDCT$49,050$385,368
      Patty MurrayDWA$81,550$151,873
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$263,000$85,144
      Rand PaulRKY$5,500$301,635
      Rob PortmanROH$68,815$209,431
      Mark PryorDAR$26,800$14,450
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$40,350$35,450
      Harry ReidDNV$261,708$189,540
      Jim RischRID$50,250$230,059
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$125,625$130,249
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$10,500
      Marco RubioRFL$82,200$814,176
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$261,280
      Brian SchatzDHI$30,700$13,566
      Chuck SchumerDNY$248,149$73,600
      Tim ScottRSC$75,260$219,037
      Jeff SessionsRAL$10,700$44,300
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$163,990$367,958
      Richard ShelbyRAL$27,250$5,700
      Debbie StabenowDMI$167,852$70,144
      Jon TesterDMT$133,971$154,967
      John ThuneRSD$115,175$322,208
      Patrick ToomeyRPA$40,750$1,215,682
      Mark UdallDCO$210,223$405,356
      Tom UdallDNM$124,568$464,597
      David VitterRLA$108,119$254,175
      Mark WarnerDVA$150,351$669,759
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$87,838$1,271,775
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$121,150$27,607
      Roger WickerRMS$158,861$124,775
      Ron WydenDOR$233,031$11,600

      Interest Groups that support this bill

      $ Donated
      Pro-Israel$10,983,334

      Interest Groups that oppose this bill

      $ Donated
      Democratic/Liberal$12,137,128
      Republican/Conservative$9,662,424
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