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National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act
2021

Bill Number: HR-3233

Disposition: 2021-May-19
Passed House

The bill still needs to pass the Senate and be signed by the president to become law.

Full title...
An act to establish the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor & Key Contributors
Bennie G. Thompson

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What this bill would do

This bill would create a commission to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol building.

A final report from the commission would be due by Dec. 31, 2021.

Commission would be bipartisan

The commission would be made up of 10 members - with half appointed by Democrats and half appointed by Republicans.

The commission chair would be appointed by Democrats, and the vice chair would be appointed by Republicans.

Commission members  would be expected to be "prominent United States citizens," with recognized expertise in areas such as law enforcement, civil liberties, military, counterterrorism, and technology.

Subpoena power - with a catch

The commission would have the power to subpoena witnesses and evidence.

A subpoena would require the agreement of the chair and vice chair or a majority vote - meaning either party could effectively block a subpoena.

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