HR 84

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 84

To amend title 28, United States Code, to grant to the House of Representatives the authority to bring a civil action to enforce, secure a declaratory judgment concerning the validity of, or prevent a threatened refusal or failure to comply with any subpoena or order issued by the House or any committee or subcommittee of the House to secure the production of documents, the answering of any deposition or interrogatory, or the securing of testimony, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 2011

Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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 amend title 28, United States Code, to grant to the House of Representatives the authority to bring a civil action to enforce, secure a declaratory judgment concerning the validity of, or prevent a threatened refusal or failure to comply with any subpoena or order issued by the House or any committee or subcommittee of the House to secure the production of documents, the answering of any deposition or interrogatory, or the securing of testimony, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. AUTHORITY TO BRING ACTIONS TO ENFORCE SUBPOENAS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

`Sec. 1365A. House of Representatives actions

SEC. 3. ACTION BY GENERAL COUNSEL OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SEC. 4. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS AUTHORIZING ACTIONS.

SEC. 5. GENERAL COUNSEL DEFINED.

SEC. 6. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

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