HR 1198

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1198

To extend to the Mayor of the District of Columbia the same authority over the National Guard of the District of Columbia as the Governors of the several States exercise over the National Guard of those States with respect to administration of the National Guard and its use to respond to natural disasters and other civil disturbances, while ensuring that the President retains control of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to respond to homeland defense emergencies.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2011

Ms. NORTON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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


A BILL

To extend to the Mayor of the District of Columbia the same authority over the National Guard of the District of Columbia as the Governors of the several States exercise over the National Guard of those States with respect to administration of the National Guard and its use to respond to natural disasters and other civil disturbances, while ensuring that the President retains control of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to respond to homeland defense emergencies.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF NATIONAL GUARD AUTHORITIES TO MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

SEC. 3. RETENTION OF PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY OVER USE OF NATIONAL GUARD OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TO RESPOND TO HOMELAND DEFENSE EMERGENCIES.

`Sec. 909. Control of National Guard of the District of Columbia for homeland defense activities

SEC. 4. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE.

SEC. 5. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 32, UNITED STATES CODE.

`Sec. 328. Active Guard and Reserve duty: authority of chief executive'.

SEC. 6. CONFORMING AMENDMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HOME RULE ACT.

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