H.R. 6166 - Military Commissions Act of 2006

 

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday September 26, 2006.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 222-194 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YAYS AND NAYS  225-191 on Wednesday September 27, 2007.
MANAGERS: COLE/SLAUGHTER
109th Congress
2nd Session
H.RES. 1042 
[Report No. 109-688]

H.R. 6166 - Military Commissions Act of 2006

1. Closed rule.

2. Provides two hours of debate in the House, with 80 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services, and 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted.

5. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 6166) to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, and for other purposes. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) two hours of debate, with 80 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services and 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

 

Hunter (CA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#17

More accurately reflects the standard contained in the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 (DTA) by specifically referencing section 1003 (which defines cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment).  Incorporates the subsection (d) of section 1003 of the DTA which references the Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth amendments to the Constitution.  Makes it clear that the defendant is permitted to examine and respond to evidence admitted against him. Inserts the term “detailed military counsel” and strikes the term “military counsel detailed,” which more accurately reflects the common usage of the term.  Corrects a typographical error in the cite to Article 36. Makes it clear in the actual War Crimes Act that the definitions contained in that act are only defining “grave breaches” under Common article 3 and not the full scope of the obligations under that article, i.e. non-grave breaches.

TEXT OF AMENDMENT CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

 

Hunter (CA)