Chemical Weapons Control and Accountability Resolution of 2013

September 10, 2013
September 10, 2013
Referred to House (sub)committee

This joint resolution presented an alternative U.S. response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria on 8/21/13. Rather than authorizing military intervention (see S.J. Res. 21 of 9/6/13), it would authorize the use of ‘all elements of national power’ if the Syrian regime failed to sign and comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) of 1993 within 45 days.

In the case of such a failure, the resolution would require the president to formulate and deliver to Congress a comprehensive strategic plan on intervention in Syria, including goals, benchmarks, and a review of the current status.

The CWC of 1993 was an international agreement designed to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting any part of their production in the territories of the signatories.

1 cosponsor (1D).

Last major action: 9/10/13 referred to Senate Cmte. on Foreign Relations.

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