The Congressional War Powers Act

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Title of Legislation * The Congressional War Powers Act
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 3/17/18
2 SECTION 1. A. The Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40; 50 3 U.S.C 1541) is hereby repealed.
3 B. The President of the United States is authorized to conduct military operations inside countries or against organizations that engage in terrorism against the United States.
4 The president will need congressional approval in order to stay past 15 days in any one country.
5 For any intervention in any nation or against an organization not linked to anti-American terrorism, the president will need a simple majority vote by congress in order to go into the conflict zone.
6 C. Within 3 days of deployment the president shall be required to present to the Senate Committees on Intelligence, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Foreign Relations evidence of Anti-American terrorism.
7 If said committees find a lack of evidence, troops shall be immediately removed.
8 D. Congress by a 2/3rds vote can at any time vote to recall U.S. troops regardless of the time said troops have been deployed as well as halt further military operations.
9 SECTION 2. Military operations are but not limited to deployment of troops, drone strikes, airstrikes, etc.
10 SECTION 3. The State Department shall oversee this piece of legislation.
11 SECTION 4. This Act shall go into effect 30 days after passage.
12 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Xaverian High School

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