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COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL SECURITY
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
RICHARD H. ICHORD, Missouri, Chairman CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida
JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio EDWIN W. EDWARDS, Louisiana
ROGER H. ZION, Indiana RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina FLETCHER THOMPSON, Georgia ROBERT F. DRINAN, Massachusetts
JOHN G. SCHMITZ, California
ALFRED M. NITTLD, Legislative Counsel
JOHN F. LEWIS, Ooordinating Editor
WILLIAM G. SHAW, Research Direotor
DEWITT WHITE, Minority Legal Counsel
The House Committee on Internal Security is a standing committee of the House of Representatives, constituted as such by the rules of the House, adopted pursuant to Article I, section 5, of the Constitution of the United States which authorizes the House to determine the rules of its proceedings.
RULES ADOPTED BY THE 92D CONGRESS
House Resolution 5, January 22, 1971.
Resolved, That the Rules of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-first Congress, together with all applicable provisions of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended, and the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, be, and they are hereby adopted as the Rules of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-second Congress *
1. There shall be elected by the House, at the commencement of each Congress,
(k) Committee on Internal Security, to consist of nine Members.
POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMITTEE
11. Committee on Internal Security.
(a) Communist and other subversive activities affecting the internal security of the United States.
(b) The Committee on Internal Security, acting as a whole or by subcommittee, is authorized to make investigations from time to time of (1) the extent, character, objectives, and activities within the United States of organizations or groups, whether of foreign or domestic origin, their members, agents, and affillates, which seek to establish, or assist in the establishment of, a totalitarian dictatorship within the United States, or to overthrow or alter, or assist in the overthrow or alteration of, the form of government of the United States or of any State thereof, by force, violence, treachery, espionage, sabotage, insurrection, or any unlawful means, (2) the extent, character, objectives, and activities within the United States of organizations or groups, their members, agents, and affiliates, which incite or employ acts of force, violence, terrorism, or any unlawful means, to obstruct or oppose the lawful authority of the Government of the United States in the execution of any law or policy affecting the internal security of the United States, and (3) all other questions, including the admin- . istration and execution of any law of the United States, or any portion of law, relating to the foregoing that would aid the Congress or any committee of the House in any necessary remedial legislation.
The Committee on Internal Security shall report to the House (or to the Clerk of the House if the House is not in session) the results of any such investigation, together with such recommendations as it deems advisable.
For the purpose of any such investigation, the Committee on Internal Security, or any subcommittee thereof, is authorized to sit and act at such times and places within the United States, whether the House is in session, has recessed, or has adjourned, to hold such hearings, and to require, by subpena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memorandums, papers, and documents, as it deems necessary. Subpenas may be issued under the signature of the chairman of the committee or any subcommittee, or by any member designated by any such chair. man, and may be served by any person designated by any such chairman or member.
28. (a) In order to assist the House in
(1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of the application, administration, and execution of the laws enacted by the Congress, and
(2) its formulation, consideration, and enactment of such modifications of or changes in those laws, and of such additional legislation, as may be
necessary or appropriate, each standing committee shall review and study, on a continuing basis, the application, administration, and execution of those laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of which is within the jurisdiction of that committee.