US SB3159 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-1-1)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-01-08 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Pending: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of federal funds for any use of military force in or against Iran unless Congress has either declared war or enacted specific statutory authorization for such use. An exception is made for a presidential exercise of power to introduce Armed Forces into hostilities (or situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated) when there is a national emergency created by an attack upon the United States. The bill further states that no prior authorizations of military force (e.g., against Iraq) may be construed to authorize the use of military force against Iran.

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No War Against Iran Act



2020-01-08SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Same As/Similar To

HB5543 (Related) 2020-01-07 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HB2500 (Related) 2020-08-11 - Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 512.
SB1790 (Related) 2019-12-20 - Became Public Law No: 116-92. (TXT | PDF)
HB550 (Related) 2020-01-30 - Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate amendment.


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