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Text of the Terrorist Elimination Act of 2001

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 19 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 19

To nullify the effect of certain provisions of various Executive orders.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2001

Mr. BARR of Georgia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


A BILL

To nullify the effect of certain provisions of various Executive orders.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Terrorist Elimination Act of 2001’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that--

      (1) past Presidents have issued Executive orders which severely limit the use of the military when dealing with potential threats against the United States of America;

      (2) these Executive orders limit the swift, sure, and precise action needed by the United States to protect our national security;

      (3) present strategy allows the military forces to bomb large targets hoping to eliminate a terrorist leader, but prevents our country from designing a limited action which would specifically accomplish that purpose;

      (4) on several occasions the military has been ordered to use a military strike hoping, in most cases unsuccessfully, to remove a terrorist leader who has committed crimes against the United State;

      (5) as the threat from terrorism grows, America must continue to investigate effective ways to combat the menace posed by those who would murder American citizens simply to make a political point; and

      (6) actions by the United States Government to remove such persons is a remedy which should be used sparingly and considered only after all other reasonable options have failed or are not available; however, this is an option our country must maintain for cases in which international threats cannot be eliminated by other means.

SEC. 3. NULLIFICATION OF EFFECT OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF VARIOUS EXECUTIVE ORDERS.

    The following provisions of Executive orders shall have no further force or effect:

      (1) Section 5(g) of Executive Order 11905.

      (2) Section 2-305 of Executive Order 12036.

      (3) Section 2.11 of Executive Order 12333.