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Joint Res. authorized bringing criminal purpertrators to justice

Congress passed a Joint Resolution. The vote authorized bringing the perpetrators of the many crimes committed that September morning to justice. It was not necessary, as the laws of our several states cover prosecution for these crimes. No mention of whom you speak.

US Congressional Joint Resolution. To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States. Sept. 18, 2001

[107th Congress Public Law 40] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 107-40 107th Congress
. Joint Resolution
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To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those
responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United
States. [NOTE: Sept. 18, 2001 - [S.J. Res. 23]
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Whereas, on September 11, 2001, acts of treacherous violence were
committed against the United States and its citizens; and
Whereas, such acts render it both necessary and appropriate that the
United States exercise its rights to self-defense and to protect
United States citizens both at home and abroad; and
Whereas, in light of the threat to the national security and foreign
policy of the United States posed by these grave acts of violence; and
Whereas, such acts continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat
to the national security and foreign policy of the United States; and
Whereas, the President has authority under the Constitution to take
action to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against
the United States: Now, therefore, be it
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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled {NOTE: Authorization for Use of Military Force. 50 USC 1541 note.}
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This joint resolution may be cited as the `Authorization for Use of Military Force'.
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SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
(a) <> In General.--That the President is
authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those
nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
(b) War Powers Resolution Requirements.--
(1) Specific statutory authorization.--Consistent with
section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress
declares that this section is intended to constitute specific
statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of
the War Powers Resolution.
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(2) Applicability of other requirements.--Nothing in this
resolution supercedes any requirement of the War Powers
Resolution.
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Approved September 18, 2001.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S.J. Res. 23 (H.J. Res. 64):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):
Sept. 14, considered and passed Senate and House.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 37 (2001):
Sept. 18, Presidential statement.

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