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111th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 111

        Establishing a Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            February 3, 2009

 Mr. King of New York (for himself, Mr. Ackerman, Mrs. Bachmann, Mrs. 
   Blackburn, Mrs. Bono Mack, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Brady of 
   Pennsylvania, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. 
Burgess, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Butterfield, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. 
Coble, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Costello, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mr. 
  Davis of Tennessee, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mr. Gohmert, Ms. 
 Harman, Mr. Heller, Mr. Holden, Mr. Issa, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Kildee, Mr. 
 Linder, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mr. Mack, 
   Mr. Manzullo, Mr. McCaul, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. 
  Murphy of Connecticut, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Paul, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. 
Price of Georgia, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Schiff, 
Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. 
  Souder, Mr. Terry, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Wu, and Mr. Young of 
 Alaska) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the 
                           Committee on Rules

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                               RESOLUTION


 
        Establishing a Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs.

    Resolved, That there is established in the House of Representatives 
a select committee to be known as the Select Committee on POW and MIA 
Affairs.

                               functions

    Sec. 2.  The select committee shall conduct a full investigation of 
all unresolved matters relating to any United States personnel 
unaccounted for from the Vietnam era, the Korean conflict, World War 
II, Cold War Missions, Persian Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or 
Operation Enduring Freedom, including MIA's and POW's missing and 
captured.

                       appointment and membership

    Sec. 3.  (a) Members.--The select committee shall be composed of 10 
Members of the House, who shall be appointed by the Speaker. Not more 
than half of the members of the select committee shall be of the same 
political party.
    (b) Vacancy.--Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the select 
committee shall be filled in the same manner in which the original 
appointment was made.
    (c) Chairperson.--The Speaker shall designate one member of the 
select committee to be its chairperson.

                        authority and procedures

    Sec. 4.  (a) Authority.--For purposes of carrying out this 
resolution, the select committee (or any subcommittee of the select 
committee authorized to hold hearings) may sit and act during the 
present Congress at any time or place within the United States 
(including any Commonwealth or possession of the United States, or 
elsewhere, whether the House is in session, has recessed, or has 
adjourned) and to hold such hearings as it considers necessary.
    (b) Rules of Procedure.--The provisions of clauses 1, 2, and 4 of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House shall apply to the select committee.
    (c) Prohibition Against Meeting at Certain Times.--Subsection (a) 
may not be construed to limit the applicability of clause 2(i) of rule 
XI of the Rules of the House to the select committee.

                       administrative provisions

    Sec. 5.  (a) Expenses.--Subject to the adoption of expense 
resolutions as required by clause 6 of rule X of the Rules of the 
House, the select committee may incur expenses in connection with its 
functions under this resolution.
    (b) Staff and Travel.--In carrying out its functions under this 
resolution, the select committee may--
            (1) appoint, either on a permanent basis or as experts or 
        consultants, any staff that the select committee considers 
        necessary;
            (2) prescribe the duties and responsibilities of the staff;
            (3) fix the compensation of the staff at a single per annum 
        gross rate that does not exceed the highest rate of basic pay, 
        as in effect from time to time, of level V of the Executive 
        Schedule in section 5316 of title 5, United States Code;
            (4) terminate the employment of any such staff as the 
        select committee considers appropriate; and
            (5) reimburse members of the select committee and of its 
        staff for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses 
        incurred by them in the performance of their functions for the 
        select committee, other than expenses in connection with any 
        meeting of the select committee, or a subcommittee thereof, 
        held in the District of Columbia.
    (c) Expiration.--The select committee and all authority granted in 
this resolution shall expire 30 days after the filing of the final 
report of the select committee with the House.

                          reports and records

    Sec. 6.  (a) Final Report.--As soon as practicable during the 
present Congress, the select committee shall submit to the House a 
final report setting forth its findings and recommendations as a result 
of its investigation.
    (b) Filing of Reports.--Any report made by the select committee 
when the House is not in session shall be filed with the Clerk of the 
House.
    (c) Referral of Reports.--Any report made by the select committee 
shall be referred to the committee or committees that have jurisdiction 
over the subject matter of the report.
    (d) Records, Files, and Materials.--Following the termination of 
the select committee, the records, files, and materials of the select 
committee shall be transferred to the Clerk of the House. If the final 
report of the select committee is referred to only one committee under 
the provisions of subsection (c), the records, files, and materials of 
the select committee shall be transferred instead to the committee to 
which the final report is referred.

                              definitions

    Sec. 7.  For purposes of this resolution:
            (1) The term ``Member of the House'' means any 
        Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the 
        Congress.
            (2) The term ``MIA'' means any United States personnel that 
        is unaccounted for and missing in action.
            (3) The term ``POW'' means any United States personnel that 
        is unaccounted for and known to be a prisoner of war.
            (4) The term ``select committee'' means the Select 
        Committee on MIA and POW Affairs established by this 
        resolution.
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