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*S.759 - Sponsor: James Webb (D-VA)
"A bill to prohibit the use of funds for military operations in Iran."
Introduced: March 5, 2007
Summary: Prohibits funding for military activities within or above Iran's territory or within Iran's territorial waters without specific congressional authorization. This bill provides the following exceptions: (1) to directly repel an attack launched from within Iran's territory; (2) to directly thwart an imminent attack to be launched from within Iran's territory; (3) in hot pursuit of forces engaged outside the territory of Iran who thereafter enter into Iran; and (4) connected with U.S. government intelligence or intelligence-related activities.
*S.Res. 39 – Sponsor: Robert Byrd (D-WV)
"A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the need for approval by the Congress before any offensive military action by the United States against another nation."
Introduced: January 24, 2007
Cosponsors (1): Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
Summary: S.Res. 39 reaffirms that although "the President, in an emergency, may act to defend the country and repel sudden attack," the Constitution grants Congress "the power to take the country from a state of peace to a state of war" and therefore "any offensive military action by the United States against another country shall occur only after the Congress has authorized such action."
*S.Con.Res. 13 – Sponsor: Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
"A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the President should not initiate military action against Iran without first obtaining authorization from Congress."
Introduced: February 15, 2007
Summary: S.Con.Res. 13 states that military action against Iran does not fall within the President's 'Commander in Chief' powers under the Constitution. It also rejects any suggestion that the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 authorizes military force against Iran.
S. 387 – Sponsor: Ron Wyden (D-OR)
"A bill to prohibit the sale by the Department of Defense of parts for F-14 fighter aircraft."
Introduced: January 25, 2007
Cosponsors (1): Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Summary: S. 387, also known as the "Stop Arming Iran Act," states that “the Department of Defense may not sell (whether directly or indirectly) any parts for F-14 fighter aircraft, whether through the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service or through another agency or element of the Department.” H.R. 387 is specifically aimed at F-14 sales to Iran.
Submitted by AIFC on Thu, 03/20/2008 - 3:15pm.