House Simple Resolution 12
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary.
Active
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Passed House on Jan 10, 2023
Overview
Text
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Introduced
Jan 9, 2023
Latest Action
Feb 1, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
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Bill Number
12
Congress
118
Policy Area
Congress
Congress
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House Votes (2)
Question
On Agreeing to the Resolution
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
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Roll Call Type
Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
27
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

This resolution temporarily establishes in the House of Representatives the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, which is comprised of not more than 13 Members appointed by the Speaker (5 of whom shall be appointed in consultation with the minority leader).

The subcommittee must investigate matters related to the collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of information on U.S. citizens by executive branch agencies, including whether such efforts are illegal, unconstitutional, or otherwise unethical. The subcommittee must make a final report of its findings by January 2, 2025, and terminates 30 days after filing that report.

Text (2)
January 10, 2023
January 9, 2023
Actions (12)
02/01/2023
UNANIMOUS CONSENT - Mr. Franklin, C. Scott asked unanimous consent that, notwithstanding section 1(a)(2)(A) of House Resolution 12 (as amended by section 1(c) of House Resolution 78), and the order of the House of today, the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government be composed of not more than 21 Members, Delegates, or the Resident Commissioner appointed by the Speaker, of whom not more than 9 shall be appointed in consultation with the Minority Leader. Agreed to without objection.
02/01/2023
UNANIMOUS CONSENT - Mr. Reschenthaler asked unanimous consent that, notwithstanding section 1(a)(2)(A) of House Resolution 12 (as amended by section 1(c) of House Resolution 78), the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government be composed of the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary, together with not more than 19 other Members, Delegates, or the Resident Commissioner appointed by the Speaker, of whom not more than 8 shall be appointed in consultation with the minority leader. Agreed to without objection.
01/10/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/10/2023
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 221 - 211 (Roll no. 27). (text: CR H129-130)
01/10/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 221 - 211 (Roll no. 27).(text: CR H129-130)
01/10/2023
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H144-145)
01/10/2023
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 12, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the resolution until a time to be announced.
01/10/2023
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
01/10/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 12.
01/10/2023
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 5. (consideration: CR H129-143)
01/09/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Rules.
01/09/2023
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Feb 3, 2023 7:46:02 PM