Repeal the Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF)

Repeal the Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF)

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Nathan Dunn started this petition to Representative Barbara Lee and

Form a nonpartisan coalition to repeal the Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against September 11 Terrorists and Iraq by passing a bill with the following content:

A BILL

To repeal Public Law 107–40 (“Authorization for Use of Military Force” Against September 11 Terrorists) and Public Law 107-243 (“Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002”)


Whereas the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against September 11 Terrorists (Public Law 107–40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note), signed into law on September 18, 2001, has been used to justify a broad and open-ended authorization for the use of military force; and

Whereas the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (Public Law 107–243; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note), signed into law on October 16, 2002, has similarly been used to justify a broad and open-ended authorization for the use of military force; and

Whereas such interpretations are inconsistent with the authority of Congress to declare war and make all laws for executing powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States; and

Whereas the stated purpose of Public Law 107-40 is “to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by” “those nations, organizations, or persons [the President] determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001”; and

Whereas the credible threat of future acts of international terrorism from the nations, organizations, and persons who planned, authorized, committed, and aided the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 has been eliminated; and

Whereas the organization known as al-Qaeda, which carried out the September 11 attacks, no longer exists as the same organization; and

Whereas Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, considered the main architect of the September 11 attacks, was captured on March 1, 2003; and

Whereas Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, was killed on May 2, 2011; and

Whereas the stated purpose of Public Law 107-243 is to “(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.”; and

Whereas Saddam Hussein, the former leader of Iraq, was captured on December 13, 2003 and lawfully executed on December 30, 2006; and

Whereas the nation of Iraq is no longer a threat to the United States; and

Whereas the subsequent threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been eliminated; and

Whereas Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who attempted to rebuild the ISIS caliphate, was killed on October 26, 2019;


Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against September 11 Terrorists and Iraq”.


SEC. 2. REPEAL OF PUBLIC LAW 107–40

Effective 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against September 11 Terrorists (Public Law 107–40; 115 Stat. 224; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note) is hereby repealed.


SEC. 3. REPEAL OF PUBLIC LAW 107–243

Effective 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (Public Law 107–243; 116 Stat. 1498; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note) is hereby repealed.

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