S. 3901 (109th): Military Commissions Act of 2006


Sep 14, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 14, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Warner

Senator from Virginia



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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2006
Length: 84 pages

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

H.R. 6166 (same title)
Passed House — Sep 27, 2006

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/14/2006--Reported to Senate without amendment.Military Commissions Act of 2006 - Section3 - Authorizes the President to establish military commissions (commissions) for the trial of alien unlawful enemy combatants (combatants) engaged ... Read more >

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Sep 14, 2006

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Sep 14, 2006
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3901”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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S. 3930 (Related)
Military Commissions Act of 2006

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 17, 2006

H.R. 6166 (Related)
Military Commissions Act of 2006

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 27, 2006

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