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Official Title as Introduced

To establish a national commission on presidential war powers and civil liberties.

Actions Overview (1)

12/08/2010 Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

12/08/2010 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2010 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
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12/08/2010 Referred to House Judiciary
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12/08/2010 Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2010 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
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12/08/2010 Introduced in House
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Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 12/08/2010
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 12/08/2010

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Armed Services12/08/2010 Referred to
House Judiciary12/08/2010 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs12/08/2010 Referred to
House Intelligence (Permanent Select)12/08/2010 Referred to

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Subjects (14)

  • Advisory bodies
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Detention of persons
  • Due process and equal protection
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Human rights
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • Military law
  • Military operations and strategy
  • Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
  • Right of privacy
  • Terrorism
  • War and emergency powers

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (12/08/2010)

Establishes the National Commission on Presidential War Powers and Civil Liberties to investigate, and report to the President and Congress on, the broad range of executive branch national security policies undertaken since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, including: (1) detention by the Armed Forces and the intelligence community; (2) the use by such entities of enhanced interrogation techniques or techniques not authorized by the Uniform Code of Military Justice; (3) "ghosting" or other policies intended to conceal an individual's capture or detention; (4) extraordinary rendition; (5) domestic warrantless electronic surveillance; (6) targeted killings away from conventional battlefields; and (7) the use of state secrets or other litigation tactics or privileges to avoid judicial review of national security actions.