JFK Assassination Records

Report of the Select Committee on Assassinations of the U.S. House of Representatives

Appendix VI: Enabling Resolutions House Calendar No. 468

94TH CONGRESS
2d Session

H. RES. 1540
[Report No. 94-1566]


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SEPTEMBER 14, 1976

Mr. GONZALEZ (for himself, Mr. DOWNING of Virginia, and Mr. FAUNTROY) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules

SEPTEMBER 15, 1976

Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed
RESOLUTION

1 Resolved, That there is hereby created a select commit-

2 tee to be composed of twelve Members of the House of Rep-

3 resentatives to be appointed by the Speaker, one of whom

4 he shall designate as chairman. Any vacancy occurring in

5 the membership of the select committee shall be filled in the

6 same manner in which the original appointment was made.

7 The select committee is authorized and directed to con-

8 duct a full and complete investigation and study of the cir-

9 cumstances surrounding the death of John F. Kennedy and

10 the death of Martin Luther King, Junior, and of any others

11 the select committee shall determine.

12 For the purpose of carrying out this resolution the select

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1 committee, or any subcommittee thereof authorized by the

2 select committee to hold hearings, is authorized to sit and

3 act during the present Congress at such times and places

4 within the United States, including any Commonwealth or

5 possession thereof, whether the House is in session, has re-

6 cessed, or has adjourned, to hold such hearings, and to re-

7 quire, by subpoena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony

8 of such witnesses and the production of such books, records,

9 correspondence, memorandums, papers, and documents as it

10 deems necessary; except that neither the select committee

11 nor any subcommittee thereof may sit while the House is

12 meeting under the five-minute rule unless special leave to sit

13 shall have been obtained from the House. The chairman of

14 the select committee may establish such subcommittees of the

15 select committee as he considers appropriate. A majority of

16 the members of the select committee shall constitute a quorum

17 for the transaction of business, except that the select com-

18 mittee may designate a lesser number as a quorum for the

19 purpose of taking testimony. The select committee may em-

20 ploy and fix the compensation of such clerks, experts, con-

21 sultants, technicians, attorneys, investigators, and clerical and

22 stenographic assistants as it considers necessary to carry out

23 the purposes of this resolution. The select committee may re-

24 imburse the members of its staff for travel, subsistence, and

25 other necessary expenses incurred by them in the perform-

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1 ance of the duties vested in the select committee, other than

2 expenses in connection with meetings of the select commit-

3 tee or any subcommittee thereof held in the District of

4 Columbia. Subpoenas may be issued under the signature of

5 the chairman of the select committee or any member of the

6 select committee designated by him, and may be served by

7 any person designated by such chairman or member.

8 The select committee shall report to the House as soon

9 as practicable during the present Congress the results of its

10 investigation and study, together with such recommendations

11 as it deems advisable. Any such report which is made when

12 the House is not in session shall be filed with the Clerk of

13 the House.

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94th CONGRESS
2d Session

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

REPORT
No. 94-1566

CREATING A SELECT COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION
AND STUDY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF
JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE DEATH OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR,
AND OF ANY OTHERS THE SELECT COMMITTEE SHALL DETERMINE

SEPTEMBER 15, 1976.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed


Mr. MADDEN, from the Committee on Rules,
submitted the following

REPORT
[To accompany H. Res. 1540]

The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration House Resolution 1540, by a record vote of 9 yeas, 4 nays. and 1 voting "present," report the same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution do pass.

SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR PROVISIONS

H. Res. 1540 provides for a select committee to be composed of 12 members to be appointed by the Speaker. The select committee is directed to conduct a full and complete investigation and study of the circumstances surrounding the death of John F. Kennedy and the death of Martin Luther King, Junior and of and others the select committee shall determine.

II. Res. 1540 provides that the select committee is authorized to sit and meet throughout the remainder of the 94th Congress whether or not the House is in session and also provides that the select committee shall have subpoena power.

H. Res. 1540 provides that the Chairman of the select committee may establish such subcommittees as he considers appropriate and that the select committee may designate a lesser number than a majority as a quorum for the purpose of taking testimony.

H. Res. 1540 provides that the select committee may employ and fix the compensation of such clerks, experts, consultants, technicians, attorneys, investigators, and clerical and stenographic assistants as it considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this resolution, that the select committee may reimburse its staff members for travel and other necessary expenses and that the select committee shall report to the House the results of its investigation and study together with such recommendations as it deems advisable.

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LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE ACTION

The Committee on Rules held one day of hearings on similar resolutions on March 31, 1976. The Committee ordered reported H. Res. 1540 by a record vote of 9 yeas and 4 nays, and 1 "present" on September 15, 1976.

STATEMENT UNDER CLAUSE 2 AND CLAUSE 2(1)(3)(4) OF RULE XI OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

A. Oversight statement

The Committee made no special oversight findings on this resolution.

B. Budget statement

No budget statement is submitted.

C. Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office

No estimate or comparison was received from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office as referred to in subdivision (C) of Clause 2 (1) (3) of the House Rule XI.

D. Oversight findings and recommendations of the Committee on Government Operations

No findings or recommendations of the Committee on Government Operations were received as referred to in subsection (d) of clause 2(1) (3) of House Rule XI.

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Funding

House Calendar No. 493
94TH CONGRESS
2D SESSION

H. RES. 1557
[Report No. 94-1685]


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEPTEMBER 21, 1976

Mr. DOWNING of Virginia submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

SEPTEMBER 24, 1976

Reported with an amendment, referred to the House Calendar, and ordered to be printed

[Strike out all after the word "Resolved," and insert the part printed in italic].


RESOLUTION

1 Resolved, That (effective September 17, 1976) ex-

2 penses of investigations and studies to be conducted by the

3 Select Committee on Assassinations, acting as a whole or by

4 subcommittee, not to exceed $207,500, including expendi-

5 tures for the employment of investigators, attorneys, and

6 clerical and other assistants, and for the procurement of

7 services of individual consultants or organizations thereof

8 pursuant to section 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization

9 Act of 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C. 72a(i)), shall be paid

10 out of the contingent fund of the House on vouchers author

11 ized by such committee, signed by the chairman of such com-

12 mittee, and approved by the Committee on House Admin-

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1 istration. Not to exceed $30,000 of the total amount pro-

2 vided by this resolution may be used to procure the tem-

3 porary or intermittent services of individual consultants or

4 organizations thereof pursuant to section 202(i) of the Leg-

5 islative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C.

6 72a(i)); but this monetary limitation on the procurement

7 of such services shall not prevent the use of such funds for

8 any other authorized purpose.

9 SEC. 2. No part of the funds authorized by this resolu-

10 tion shall be available for expenditure in connection with the

11 study or investigation of any subject which is being investi-

12 gated for the same purpose by any other committee of the

13 House; and the chairman of the Select Committee on Assas-

14 sinations shall furnish the Committee on House Administra-

15 tion information with respect to any study or investigation

16 intended to be financed from such funds.

17 SEC. 3. Funds authorized by this resolution shall be

18 expended pursuant to regulations established by the Com-

19 mittee on House Administration in accordance with existing

20 law.

21 That (effective September 17, 1976) expenses of invistiga-

22 tions and studies to be conducted by the Select Committee on

23 Assassinations, acting as a whole or by subcommittee, not to

23 exceed $150,000, including expenditures for the employment

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1 of investigators, attorneys, and clerical and other assistants,

2 and for the procurement of services of individual consultants

3 or organizations thereof pursuant to section 202(i) of the

4 Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended (2

5 U.S.C. 72a(i)), shall be paid out of the contingent fund of

6 the House on vouchers authorized by such committee, signed

7 by the chairman of such committee, and approved by the

8 Committee on House Administration. Not to exceed $30,000

9 of the total amount provided by this resolution may be used to

10 procure the temporary or intermittent services of individual

11 consultants or organizations thereof pursuant to section 202

12 (i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as

13 amended (2 U.S.C. 72a(i) ); but this monetary limitation of

14 the procurement of such services shall no prevent the use of

15 such funds for any other authorized purpose.

16 SEC. 2. No part of the funds authorized by this resol-

17 tion shall be available for expenditure in connection with the

18 study or investigation of any subject which is being investi-

19 gated for the same purpose by any other committee of the

20 House; and the chairman of the Select Committee on Assassi-

21 nations shall furnish the Committee on House Administration

22 information with respect to any study or investigation in-

23 tended to be financed from such funds.

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1 SEC. 3. Funds authorized by this resolution shall be

2 expended pursuant to regulations established by the Com-

3 mittee on House Administration in accordance with existing

4 law.

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95th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. RES. 9


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 1977

Mr. Wright submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules


RESOLUTION

1 Resolved, That, effective January 3, 1977, there is

2 hereby created a Select Committee on Assassinations to be

3 composed of twelve Members and Delegates of the House of

4 Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker, one of

5 whom he shall designate as chairman. Any vacancy occur-

6 ring in the membership of the select committee shall be filled

7 in the same manner in which the original appointment was

8 made.

9 The select committee or a subcommittee thereof is

10 authorized and directed to conduct a full and complete in-

11 vestigation and study of the circumstances surrounding the

12 assassination, murder, homicide, and death of President John

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1 F. Kennedy and the assassination, murder, homicide, and

2 death of Martin Luther King, Junior, and of any other per-

3 sons the select committee shall determine in order to ascer-

4 tain whether the existing laws of the United States, in-

5 cluding but not limited to laws relating to the safety and

6 protection of the President of the United States, assassi-

7 nations of the President of the United States, deprivation

8 of civil rights, and conspiracies related thereto, as well as

9 the investigatory jurisdiction and capability of agencies and

10 departments of the United States Government, are adequate,

11 either in their provisions or in the manner of their enforce-

12 ment; and shall make recommendations to the House, if

13 the select committee deems it appropriate, for the amend-

14 ment of existing legislation or the enactment of new

15 legislation.

16 For the purpose of carrying out this resolution the select

17 committee, or any subcommittee thereof authorized by the

18 select committee to hold hearings, is authorized to sit and

19 act during the present Congress at such times and places

20 within the United States, including any Commonwealth

21 or possession thereof, or in any other country, whether the

22 House is in session, has recessed, or has adjourned, to hold

23 such hearings, and to require, by subpoena or otherwise, the

24 attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the produc-

25 tion of such hooks, records, correspondence, memorandums,

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1 papers, and documents as it deems necessary; to take testi-

2 mony on oath anywhere within the United States or in any

3 other country and to authorize designated counsel for the

4 select committee to obtain statements from any witness who

5 is placed under oath by an authority who is authorized to ad-

6 minister oaths in accordance with the applicable laws of the

7 United States or of any State; except that neither the select

8 committee nor any subcommittee thereof may sit while the

9 House is reading a measure for amendment under the five-

10 minute rule unless special leave to sit shall have been ob-

11 tained from the House. The chairman of the select commit-

12 tee may establish such subcommittees of the select committee

13 as he considers appropriate. One-third of the Members of the

14 select committee shall constitute a quorum for the trans-

15 action of business as permitted by the rules of the House,

16 except that the select committee may designate a lesser

17 number as a quorum for the purpose of taking testimony,

18 but not less than two. The select committee may employ

19 and fix the compensation of such clerks, experts, consultants,

20 technicians, attorneys, investigators, and clerical and steno-

21 graphic assistants as it considers necessary to carry out the

22 purposes of this resolution. The select committee may reim-

23 burse the members of its staff for travel, subsistence, and

24 other necessary expenses incurred by them in the perform-

25 ance of the duties vested in the select committee, other than

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1 expenses in connection with meetings of the select commit-

2 tee or any subcommittee thereof held in the District of

3 Columbia.

4 Subpoenas may be authorized by the select committee,

5 or any subcommittee thereof, or the chairman of the select

6 committee, and issued under the signature of the chairman

7 of the select committee or any member of the select commit-

8 tee designated by him, and may he served by any persons

9 designated by such chairman or member.

10 The select committee shall be considered a committee of

11 the House of Representatives for all purposes of law, includ-

12 ing but not limited to section 102 of the Revised Statutes of

13 the United States (2 U.S.C- 1921; and sections 6002 and

14 6005 of title 18, United States Code, or any other Act of

15 Congress regulating the granting of immunity to witnesses,

16 The-select committee shall adopt written rules govern-

17 ing its procedures, which rules shall not be inconsistent with

18 this resolution and the Rules of the House of Representatives.

19 The select committee shall report to the House as soon

20 as practicable during the present Congress the results of its

21 investigation and study, together with such recommendations

22 as it deems advisable. Any such report which is made when

23 the House is not in session shall be filed with the Clerk of

24 the House.

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H. RES. 11

95th CONGRESS
1st SESSION


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JANUARY 4, 1977

Mr. THOMPSON submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

1 Resolved, That (a) there shall be paid out of the con-

2 tingent fund of the House of Representatives, in accord-

3 ance with subsection (b), for the period beginning Janu-

4 ary 3, 1977, and ending at the close of March 31, 1977,

5 such sums as may be necessary for the continuance of the

6 same necessary projects, activities, operations, and services,

7 by contract or otherwise (including payment of staff salaries

8 for services performed), and for the accomplishment of the

9 same necessary purposes, undertaken in calendar year 1976

10 by each standing or select committee established in the Rules

11 of the House of Representatives.

12 (b) Each standing committee or select committee re-

13 ferred to in subsection (a) shall be entitled, for each month

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1 or portion of a month occurring during the period specified

2 in subsection (a), to payments out of the contingent fund

3 of the House of Representatives in amounts equal to one-

4 twelfth of the total amount authorized for use by the stand-

5 committee or select committee involved during calendar

6 year 1976.

7 SEC. 2. (a) In the case of any select committee of the

8 House of Representatives which--

9 (1) was established by resolution during the

10 Ninety-fourth Congress;

11 (2) did not complete the functions assigned to it by

12 such resolution, or any subsequent resolution, before the

13 close of the Ninety-fourth Congress; and

14 (3) is reestablished by resolution during the

15 Ninety-fifth Congress before the close of March 31,

16 1977, to carry out functions substantially similar to func-

17 tions assigned to such select committee during the

18 Ninety-fourth Congress;

19 such select committee shall be entitled, for each month or

20 portion of a month occurring during the period beginning on

21 the effective date of the resolution reestablishing such select

22 committee and ending at the close of March 31, 1977, to

23 payments out of the contingent fund of the House of Rep-

24 resentatives, for the expenses and purposes specified in

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1 subsection (a) of the first section of this resolution, in

2 amounts equal to the greater of-

3 (A) one-twelfth of the amount determined under

4 subsection (b); or

5 (B) the total amount of expenditures made by the

6 select committee involved during December 1976;

7 except that the entitlement of such select committee for the

8 month during which such select committee is reestablished

9 shall be prorated based upon that portion of such month

10 during which such select committee is in existence.

11 (b) The amount which shall be the basis for an entitle-

12 ment under subsection (a) shall be the amount which bears

13 the same ratio to the total amount authorized for use by the

14 select committee involved during calendar year 1976 as 12

15 months bears to the number of months during which such

16 select committee was in existence during such year. For

17 purposes of the preceding sentence, any portion of a month

18 in calendar year 1976 which is 15 days or more and during

19 which any such select committee was in existence shall be

20 considered to be a complete month.

21 SEC. 3. The entitlement of any standing committee or

22 select committee of the House of Representatives to pay-

23 ments out of the contingent fund of the House of Repre-

24 sentatives pursuant to the provisions of this resolution shall

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1 cease to be effective on the effective date of the primary

2 expense resolution adopted with respect to the standing

3 committee or select committee involved.

4 SEC. 4. Funds authorized by this resolution shall be

5 expended pursuant to regulations established by the Com-

6 mittee on House Administration in accordance with law.

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H. Res. 222

In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

February 2, 1977.

Resolved, That effective January 3, 1977, and until March 31, 1977, there is hereby created a Select Committee on Assassinations to be composed of twelve Members and Delegates of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker, one of whom he shall designate as chairman. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the select committee shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.

The select committee or a subcommittee thereof is authorized and directed to conduct a full and complete investigation and study of the circumstances surrounding the assassination and death of President John F. Kennedy and the assassination and death of Martin Luther King, Junior, and of any other persons the select committee shall determine might be related to either death in order to ascertain (1) whether the existing laws of the United States, including but not limited to laws relating to the safety and protection of the President of the United States, assassinations of the President of the United States, deprivation of civil rights, and conspiracies related thereto, as well

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as the investigatory jurisdiction and capability of agencies and departments of the United States Government, are adequate, either in their provisions or in the manner of their enforcement; and (2) whether there was full disclosure and sharing of information and evidence among agencies and departments of the United States Government during the course of all prior investigations into those deaths; and whether any evidence or information which was not in the possession of any agency or department of the United States Government investigating either death would have been of assistance to that agency or department, and why such information was not provided to or collected by the appropriate agency or department; and shall make recommendations to the House, if the select committee deems it appropriate, for the amendment of existing legislation or the enactment of new legislation.

For the purpose of carrying out this resolution the select committee, or any subcommittee thereof authorized by the select committee to hold hearings, is authorized to sit and act during the present Congress at such times and places within the United States, including any Commonwealth or possession thereof, or in any other country, whether the House is in session, has recessed, or has adjourned, to hold such hearings, and to require, by subpoena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence,

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memoranda, papers, documents, tangible objects, and other things of any kind as it deems necessary; to take testimony on oath anywhere within the United States or in any other country and to authorize designated counsel for the select committee to obtain statements from any witness who is placed under oath by an authority who is authorized to administer oaths in accordance with the applicable laws of the United States or of any State; except that neither the select committee nor any subcommittee thereof may sit while the House is reading a measure for amendment under the five-minute rule unless special leave to sit shall have been obtained from the House. The chairman of the select committee may establish such subcommittees of the select committee as he considers appropriate. One-third of the members of the select committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business as permitted by the rules of the House, except that the select committee may designate a lesser number as a quorum for the purpose of taking testimony, but not less than two. The select committee may employ and fix the compensation of such clerks, experts, consultants, technicians, attorneys, investigators, and clerical and stenographic assistants as it considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this resolution. The select committee may reimburse the members of its staff for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred by them in the performance of the duties vested in the select committee,

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other than expenses in connection with meetings of the select committee or any subcommittee thereof, held in the District of Columbia.

The procedure for the select committee or any subcommittee to authorize and issue a subpoena shall be that provided for in clause 2 (m) (2) (A) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. Subpoenas may be served by any persons designated by the chairman or any member.

The select committee shall be considered a committee of the House of Representatives for all purposes of law, including but not limited to section 102 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 192); and sections 6002 and 6005 of title 18, United States Code, or any other Act of Congress regulating the granting of immunity to witnesses, except that the select committee shall not be considered a standing committee of the House of Representatives for the purpose of Clause 6 (a) and Clause 6(b) of Rule X][ of the Rules of the House of Representatives.

The select committee shall adopt the Rules of the House of Representatives as part of the rules governing its procedures. It shall adopt additional written rules governing its procedures, which rules shall-not-be inconsistent with this resolution or the Rules of the House of Representatives, and which rules shall be public.

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The select committee shall report to the House as soon as practicable during the present Congress, but not later than March 31, 1977, the results of its investigation and study, together with such recommendations as it deems advisable. Any such report which is made when the House is not in session shall be filed with the Clerk of the House.

The provisions of H. Res. 11, Ninety-fifth Congress, shall apply to the select committee.

Attest:

Clerk.

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H. Res. 433

In the House of Representatives, U.S.,
March 30, 1977.


Resolved, That the Select Committee On Assassinations (hereinafter referred to in this resolution as the "select committee"), established by H. Res. 222, Ninety-fifth Congress, adopted February 2, 1977, shall continue in operation for the duration of the Ninety-fifth Congress.

SEC. 2. The select committee shall report to the House as soon as practicable during the present Congress the results of its investigation and study, together with such recommendations as it deems advisable. Any such report which is made when the House is not in session shall be filed with the Clerk of the House.

SEC. 3. The provisions of H. Res. 222, Ninety-fifth Congress, adopted February 2, 1977, shall apply to the select committee during the period of its operation under this resolution, except to the extent such provisions are inconsistent with any provision of this resolution.

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SEC. 4. The provisions of clause 6 (a)(3) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives shall apply to the select committee.

Attest:

Clerk.

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95th CONGRESS
1st SESSION

H. RES. 465

[Report No. 95-223]


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 31, 1977

Mr. STOKES submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

April 26, 1977

Reported with an amendment, referred to the House Calendar, and ordered to be printed

[Strike out all after the word "Resolved," and insert the part printed in italic]


RESOLUTION

1 Resolved, That, effective January 3, 1977, the expenses

2 of investigations and studies to be conducted by the Select

3 Committee on Assassination, acting as a whole or by sub-

4 committee, not to exceed $2,796,650, including expenditures

5 for the employment of investigators, attorneys, and clerical,

6 and other assistants, and for the procurement of services of

7 individual consultants or organizations thereof pursuant to

8 section 202 (i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of

9 1946 , as amended (2 U.S.C. 72a (i), shall be paid out of

10 the contingent fund of the House on vouches authorized

11 by such committee, signed by the chairman of such com-

12 mittee, and approved by the Committee on House Adminis-

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1 tration. Not to exceed $ 108,750 of the total amount pro-

2 vided by this resolution may be used to procure the tem-

3 porary or intermittent services of individual consultants or

4 organizations thereof pursuant to section 202(i) of the Leg-

5 islative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C.

6 72a (i)); but this monetary limitation of the procurement

7 of such services shall not prevent the use of such funds for

8 any other authorized purpose.

9 SEC. 2. No part of the funds authorized by this resolu-

10 tion shall be available for expenditure in connection with the

11 study or investigation of any subject which is being investi-

12 gated for the same purpose by any other committee of the

13 House; and the chairman of the Select Committee on Assas-

14 sinations shall furnish the Committee on House Administra-

15 tion information with respect to any study or investigation

16 intended to be financed from such funds.

17 SEC. 3. The authorization granted by the resolution shall

18 expire immediately prior to noon on January 3, 1978.

19 SEC. 4. Funds authorized by this resolution shall be

20 expended pursuant to regulations established by the Com-

21 mittee on House Administration in accordance with existing

22 law.

23 That, effective January 3, 1977, the expenses of investiga-

24 tions and studies to be conducted by the Select Committee

25 on Assassinations, acting as a whole or by subcommittee,

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1 not to exceed $2,514,400, including expenditures for the

2 employment of investigators, attorneys, and clerical, and

3 other assistants, and for the procurement of services of in-

4 dividual consultants or organizations thereof pursuant to

5 section 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of

6 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C. 72a(i) ), shall be paid out

7 of the contingent fund of the House on vouchers authorized

8 by such committee, signed by the chairman of such com-

9 mittee, and approved by the Committee on House Adminis-

10 tration. Not to exceed $108,750 of the total amount pro-

11 vided by this resolution may be used to procure the tem-

12 porary or intermittent services of individual consultants or

13 organizations thereof pursuant to section 202(i) of the Leg-

14 islative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C.

15 72a(i)); but this monetary limitation of the procurement

16 of such services shall not prevent the use of such funds for

17 any other authorized purpose.

18 SEC. 2. No part of the funds authorized by this resolu-

19 tion shall be available for expenditure in connection with the

20 study of investigation of any subject which is being investi-

21 gated for the same purpose by any other committee of the

22 House; and the chairman of the Select Committee on Assas-

23 sinations shall furnish the Committee on House Administra-

24 tion information with respect to any study or investigation

25 intended to be finished from such funds.

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1 SEC. 3. The authorization granted by the resolution shall

2 expire immediately prior to noon on January 3, 1978.

3 SEC. 4. Funds authorized by this resolution shall be

4 expended pursuant to regulations established by the Com-

5 mittee on House Administration in accordance with existing

6 law.

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95th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. RES. 760


[Report No. 95-606]



IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 13, 1977

Mr. STOKES (for himself, Mr. PREYER, Mr. FAUNTROY, Mrs. BRUCE of California, Mr. DODD, Mr. FORD of Tennessee, Mr. FITHIAN, Mr. EDGAR, Mr. DEVINE, Mr. McKINNEY, Mr. THONE, and Mr. SAWYER) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules.

September 16, 1977

Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.


RESOLUTION

1 Resolved, That for the purpose of carrying out H. Res.

2 222, Ninety-fifth Congress, when authorized by a majority

3 of the committee or subcommittee members voting, a ma-

4 jority being present, the Select Committee on Assassinations,

5 or any subcommittee thereof, is authorized to make applica-

6 tions to courts; and to bring and defend lawsuits arising out

7 of subpoenas, orders immunizing witnesses and compelling

8 them to testify, testimony or the production of evidence,

9 and the failure to testify or produce evidence.

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95th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. RES. 879

[Report No. 95-786]


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 27, 1977

Mr. THOMPSON submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

November 1, 1977

Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed


RESOLUTION

1 Resolved, That, (a) there shall be paid out of the

2 contingent fund of the House of Representatives, in accord-

3 ance with subsection (b), for the period beginning January

4 3, 1978, and ending at the close of March 31, 1978, such

5 sums as may be necessary for the continuance of necessary

6 projects, activities, operations, and services, by contract or

7 otherwise, including payment of staff salaries for services

8 performed by each standing or select committee established

9 in the Rules of the House of Representatives.

10 (b) Each standing committee or select committee

11 referred to in subsection (a) shall be entitled, for each

12 month or portion of a month occurring during the period

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1 specified in subsection (a), to payments out of the contin-

2 gent fund of the House of Representatives in amounts equal

3 to one-twelfth of the total amount authorized for use by the

4 standing committee or select committee involved during the

5 first session of the Ninety-fifth Congress.

6 SEC. 2. (a) In the case of any select committee of

7 the House of Representatives which-

8 (1) was established or reestablished by resolution

9 during the first session of the Ninety-fifth Congress; and

10 (2) did not complete the functions assigned to it

11 by such resolution, or any subsequent resolution, before

12 the close of the first session of the Ninety-fifth Congress;

13 such select committee shall be entitled, for each month

14 during the period January 3, 1978, and ending at the close

15 of March 31, 1978, to payments out of the contingent fund

16 of the House of Representatives, for the expenses and pur-

17 poses specified in subsection (a) of the first section of this

18 resolution, in amounts equal to-

19 (A) one-twelfth of the amount determined under

20 subsection (b); or

21 (B) the total amount of expenditures made by

22 the select committee involved during December 1977;

23 except that the entitlement of such select committee for

24 the month during which such select committee is restab-

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1 lished shall be prorated based upon that portion of such

2 month during which such select committee is in existence.

3 (b) The amount which shall be the basis for an entitle-

4 ment under subsection (a) shall be the amount which bears

5 the same ratio to the total amount authorized for use by the

6 select committee involved during the first session of the

7 Ninety-fifth Congress as twelve months bears to the number

8 of months during which such select committee was in exist-

9 ence during such session. For purposes of the preceding sen-

10 tence, any portion of a month in calendar year 1977 which

11 is fifteen days or more and during which any such select

12 committee was in existence shall be considered to be a

13 complete month.

14 SEC. 3. The entitlement of any standing committee or

15 select committee of the House of Representatives to pay-

16 ments out of the contingent fund of the House of Representa-

17 tives pursuant to the provisions of this resolution shall cease

18 to be effective on the effective date of the primary expense

19 resolution adopted with respect to the standing committee or

20 select committee involved.

21 SEC. 4. Funds authorized by this resolution shall be

22 expended pursuant to regulations established by the Commit-

23 tee on House Administration in accordance with law.

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95th CONGRESS
2d Session

H. RES. 1276


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 18, 1978

Mr. STOKES submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration
RESOLUTION

1 Resolved, That for the further expenses of investigations

2 and studies to be conducted by the Select Committee on

3 Assassinations, acting as a whole or by subcommittee, not to

4 exceed $790,000, including expenditures for employment of

5 investigators, attorneys, and clerical, and other assistants,

6 shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the House on

7 vouchers authorized by such committee, signed by the chair-

8 man of such committee, and approved by the Committee on

9 House Administration.

10 SEC. 2. No part of the funds authorized by this resolu-

11 tion shall be available for expenditure in connection with the

12 study or investigation of any subject which is being inves-

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1 tigated for the same purpose by any other committee of the

2 House; and the chairman of the Select Committee on Assas-

3 sinations shall furnish the Committee on House Administra-

4 tion information with respect to any study or investigation

5 intended to be financed from such funds.

6 SEC. 3. The authorization granted by the resolution

7 shall expire immediately prior to noon on January 3, 1979.

8 SEC. 4. Funds authorized by this resolution shall be

9 expended pursuant to regulations established by the Com-

10 mittee on House Administration in accordance with existing

11 law.

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HOUSE CALENDAR NO. 250

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95th CONGRESS
2d Session

H. RES. 956

[Report No. 95-898]


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 1978

Mr. STOKES submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

February 23, 1978

Reported with an amendment, referred to the House Calendar, and ordered to be printed

[Strike out all after "Resolved," and insert the part printed in italic]
RESOLUTION

1 Resolved, That, effective January 3, 1978, the expenses

2 of investigations and studies to be conducted by the Select

3 Committee on Assassinations, acting as a whole or by sub-

4 committee, not to exceed $2,978,000, including expendi-

5 tures for the employment of investigators, attorneys, and

6 clerical and other assistants, and for the procurement of

7 services of individual consultants or organizations thereof

8 pursuant to section 202(i) of Legislative Reorganization

9 Act of 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C. 72a(i)), shall be paid

10 out of the contingent fund of the House on vouchers au-

11 thorized by such committee, signed by the chairman of such

12 committee, and approved by the Committee on House Ad-

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1 ministration. Not to exceed $132,000 of the total amount

2 provided by this resolution may be used to procure the tem-

3 porary or intermittent services of individual consultants or

4 organizations thereof pursuant to section 202(i) of the Leg-

5 islative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C.

6 72a (i)); but this monetary limitation of the procurement

7 of such services shall not prevent the use of such funds for

8 any other authorized purposes.

9 SEC. 2. No part of the funds authorized by this resolu-

10 tion shall be available for expenditure in connection with the

11 study or investigation of any subject which is being investi-

12 gated for the same purpose by any other committee of the

13 House; and the chairman of the Select Committee on Assas-

14 sinations shall furnish the Committee on House Administra-

15 tion information with respect to any study or investigation

16 intended to be financed from such funds.

17 SEC. 3. The authorization granted by the resolution

18 shall expire immediately prior to noon on January 3, 1979.

19 SEC. 4. Funds authorized by this resolution shall be

20 expended pursuant to regulations established by he Com-

21 mittee on House Administration in accordance with existing

22 law.

23 That, effective January 3, 1978, the expenses of investiga-

24 tions and studies to be conducted by the Select Committee on

25 Assassinations, acting as a whole or by subcommittee, not to

Page 570

1 exceed $2,500,000, including expenditures for the employ-

2 ment of investigators, attorneys, and clerical and other as-

3 sistants, and for the procurement of services of individual

4 consultants or organizations thereof pursuant to section

5 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as

6 amended (2 U.S.C. 72a(i)), shall be paid out of the con-

7 tingent fund of the House on vouchers authorized by such

8 committee, signed by the chairman of such committee, and

9 approved by the Committee on House Administration. Not to-

10 exceed $132,000 of the total amount provided by this reso-

11 lution may be used to procure the temporary or intermittent

12 services of individual consultants or organizations thereof

13 pursuant to section 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization

14 Act of 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C. 72a(i)); but this mone-

15 tary limitation of the procurement of such services shall not

16 prevent the use of such funds for any other authorized

17 purposes.

18 SEC. 2. No part of the funds authorized by this resolu-

19 tion shall be available for expenditure in connection with the

20 study or investigation of any subject which is being investi-

21 gated for the same purpose by any other committee of the

22 House; and the chairman of the Select Committee on Administra-

23 tion information with respect to any study or investigation

25 intended to be financed from such funds.

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1 SEC. 3. The authorization granted by the resolution

2 shall expire immediately prior to noon on January 3, 1979.

3 SEC. 4. Funds authorized by this resolution shall be

4 expended pursuant to regulations established by the Com-

5 mittee on House Administration in accordance with existing

6 law.

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