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      house Committees
      House Committee on the Judiciary
      The Constitution and Civil Justice
      Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
      House Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedJune 20th, 2013

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Official Title

Expressing the sense of Congress that the President is prohibited under the Constitution from initiating war against Syria without express congressional authorization and the appropriation of funds for the express purpose of waging such a war.

Summary

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the President is prohibited under the Constitution from the offensive use of the U.S. Armed Forces in Syria without prior express authorization by an Act of Congress or without a prior express appropriation of funds for that purpose by an Act of Congress; and (2) the President's defiance of those constitutional limitations on his authority to initiate war would constitute an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

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