Claim: A resolution introduced to the House of Representatives seeks to repeal the authorization for use of military force against Iraq.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Subject: EMERGENCY! HJ Resolution 20
Friends and Concerned Americans,
Against all odds, there were enough signatures, e-mails, telegrams and phone calls within the last
However, we must now persuade Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert that there is a growing consensus if not a plurality to mandate the resolution for a House ballot.
Therefore, please take a moment to e-mail Speaker Hastert by simply saying, “I am in favor of introducing
Speaker Hastert’s e-mail: Speaker@mail.house.gov.
Please do this NOW.
And please forward to every other concerned citizen you know.
Origins: A joint resolution passed by both houses of Congress on
posed by Iraq and enforce all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.” This bill (enacted as Public
This resolution was referred to the House Committee on International Relations the same day it was introduced. It is extremely unlikely this bill will ever clear committee and be presented to the House for a vote (hence the plea quoted above for people to prevail upon Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to introduce it for a vote), and even more unlikely that it would ever be passed by both the House and the Senate if it were.
Last updated: 16 October 2007