H.R. 6166 (109th): Military Commissions Act of 2006


Sep 25, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 27, 2006 but was never passed by the Senate.


Duncan Hunter

Representative for California's 52nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 13, 2006
Length: 97 pages

See Instead:

S. 3930 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 17, 2006

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/27/2006--Passed House amended.Military Commissions Act of 2006 - Section2 - States that the authority under this Act to establish military commissions (commissions) may not be construed to alter or limit ... Read more >

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Sep 25, 2006

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Sep 27, 2006
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6166”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Sep 27, 2006 4:45 p.m.
Passed 253/168

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 3930 (Related)
Military Commissions Act of 2006

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 17, 2006

S. 3901 (Related)
Military Commissions Act of 2006

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 14, 2006

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