[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.J. Res. 63 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 63

Declaring that a state of war exists between the United States and any 
  entity determined by the President to have planned, carried out, or 
otherwise supported the attacks against the United States on September 
  11, 2001, and authorizing the President to use United States Armed 
     Forces and all other necessary resources of the United States 
Government against any such entity in order to bring the conflict to a 
                        successful termination.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 13, 2001

Mr. Weldon of Pennsylvania (for himself, Mr. Schaffer, Mr. Peterson of 
Pennsylvania, Mr. Gilman, and Mr. Bartlett of Maryland) introduced the 
  following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on 
                        International Relations

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
Declaring that a state of war exists between the United States and any 
  entity determined by the President to have planned, carried out, or 
otherwise supported the attacks against the United States on September 
  11, 2001, and authorizing the President to use United States Armed 
     Forces and all other necessary resources of the United States 
Government against any such entity in order to bring the conflict to a 
                        successful termination.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled,   

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked and 
        destroyed 4 civilian aircraft, crashing 2 of them into the 
        towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and a third 
        into the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C.
            (2) Thousands of innocent Americans were killed and injured 
        as a result of these attacks, including the passengers and crew 
        of the 4 aircraft, workers in the World Trade Center and in the 
        Pentagon, rescue workers, and bystanders.
            (3) These attacks destroyed both towers of the World Trade 
        Center, as well as adjacent buildings, and seriously damaged 
        the Pentagon.
            (4) These attacks were by far the deadliest terrorist 
        attacks ever launched against the United States, and, by 
        targeting symbols of American strength and success, clearly 
        were intended to intimidate our Nation and weaken its resolve.
            (5) Article I, section 8, of the United States Constitution 
        vests in Congress the power to declare war.

SEC. 2. DECLARATION OF WAR.

    Congress hereby declares that a state of war exists between the 
United States of America and any entity determined by the President to 
have planned, carried out, or otherwise supported the attacks against 
the United States on September 11, 2001.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF USE OF ARMED FORCES.

    The President is authorized to use United States Armed Forces and 
all other necessary resources of the United States Government against 
any entity determined by the President to have planned, carried out, or 
otherwise supported the attacks against the United States on September 
11, 2001, in order to bring the conflict to a successful termination.
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