H. Res. 449 - To Establish the Select Committee on Homeland Security

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, June 18, 2002.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, June 19, 2002.
MANAGERS: DREIER/FROST
107th Congress
2nd Session

H. Res. 449 - To Establish the Select Committee on Homeland Security

1. Establishes a Select Committee on Homeland Security.

2. Provides that the select committee shall be composed of nine Members appointed by the Speaker, of whom one shall be designated by the Speaker as chairman, and of whom four shall be appointed on the recommendation of the Minority Leader.

3. Provides that the select committee may develop recommendations and report to the House on such matters that relate to the establishment of a department of homeland security as may be referred to it by the Speaker and on recommendations submitted to it under section 6 of the resolution.

4. Provides that rule XI, regarding procedures of committee, shall apply to the select committee to the extent not inconsistent with the resolution, except as specified in the resolution.

5. Provides that clause 10(b) of rule X, regarding the adoption of committee rules, shall not apply to the select committee.

6. Provides that the select committee may utilize the services of the staff of the House.

7. Provides that each standing or permanent select committee to which the Speaker refers a bill introduced by the Majority Leader or his designee that proposes to establish a department of homeland security may submit its recommendations on the bill only to the select committee.

8. Provides that such recommendations may be submitted no later than a time designated by the Speaker.

9. Provides that the select committee shall consider recommendations submitted to it and shall report to the House its recommendations.

10. Provides that the select committee shall cease to exist upon final disposition of a bill described in section 6(a) of the resolution, including final disposition of any veto message on such bill.

11. Provides that upon the dissolution of the select committee, this resolution shall not be construed to alter the jurisdiction of any standing committee.

12. Provides that upon the dissolution of the select committee, the records of the select committee shall become the records of any committee designated by the Speaker.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That there is hereby established a Select Committee on Homeland Security.

Sec. 2. COMPOSITION.- The select committee shall be composed of nine Members appointed by the Speaker, of whom four shall be appointed on the recommendation of the Minority Leader. The Speaker shall designate one member as chairman.

Sec. 3. JURISDICTION.- The select committee may develop recommendations and report to the House on such matters that relate to the establishment of a department of homeland security as may be referred to it by the Speaker and on recommendations submitted to it under section 6.

Sec. 4. PROCEDURE.- (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (1) and (2), rule XI shall apply to the select committee to the extent not inconsistent with this resolution.

      (1) Clause 1(b) and clause 2(m)(1)(B) of rule XI shall not apply to the select committee.
      (2) The select committee is not required to adopt written rules to implement the provisions of clause 4 of rule XI.
    (b) Clause 10(b) of rule X shall not apply to the select committee.

Sec. 5. FUNDING.- To enable the select committee to carry out the purposes of this resolution, the select committee may utilize the services of staff of the House.

Sec. 6. REPORTING.- (a) Each standing or permanent select committee to which the Speaker refers a bill introduced by the Majority Leader or his designee (by request) that proposes to establish a department of homeland security may submit its recommendations on the bill only to the select committee. Such recommendations may be submitted not later than a time designated by the Speaker.

    (b) The select committee shall consider the recommendations submitted to it on a bill described in subsection (a) and shall report to the House its recommendations on such bill.

Sec. 7. DISSOLUTION.- (a) The select committee shall cease to exist after final disposition of a bill described in section 6(a), including final disposition of any veto message on such bill.

    (b) Upon the dissolution of the select committee, this resolution shall not be construed to alter the jurisdiction of any standing committee.
Sec. 8. DISPOSITION OF RECORDS.- Upon dissolution of the select committee, the records of the select committee shall become the records of any committee designated by the Speaker.