To amend the War Powers Resolution to limit the use of funds for introduction of the Armed Forces into hostilities, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted 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 ``War Powers Reform Act''.
SEC. 2. PURPOSE AND POLICY.
Section 2(c) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541(c)) is amended-- (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking ``are exercised'' and inserting ``may be exercised''; and (2) in paragraph (3), by inserting after ``attack'' the following: ``or imminent threat of attack''.
SEC. 3. CONSULTATION AND REPORTING.
Section 3 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1542) is amended-- (1) in the heading, by inserting ``and reporting'' after ``consultation''; (2) by striking ``The President'' and inserting the following: ``(a) Consultation.--The President''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(b) Reporting.--The President in every possible instance shall submit to Congress before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances a report, in writing, setting forth the estimated scope and duration of the hostilities or involvement.''.
SEC. 4. REPORTING.
Section 4(a) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1543(a)) is amended by inserting ``or a specific statutory authorization'' after ``a declaration of war''.
SEC. 5. LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR INTRODUCTION OF ARMED FORCES INTO HOSTILITIES.
The War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541...