Jones has introduced House Joint Resolution 14: Concerning the use of military force by the United States against Iran, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far been non-committal about supporting or letting reach the House floor for a vote.
Contact your congressman! Tell them they had better begin supporting Representative Walter B. Jones’s resolution immediately!
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 12, 2007
Mr. JONES of North Carolina introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
Concerning the use of military force by the United States against Iran.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAN.
(a) Rule of Construction- No provision of law enacted before the date of the enactment of this joint resolution shall be construed to authorize the use of military force by the United States against Iran.
(b) Requirements- Absent a national emergency created by attack by Iran, or a demonstrably imminent attack by Iran, upon the United States, its territories or possessions or its armed forces, the President shall consult with Congress, and receive specific authorization pursuant to law from Congress, prior to initiating any use of military force against Iran.