S. 3930 (109th): Military Commissions Act of 2006


Sep 22, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 17, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 17, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-366


Mitch McConnell

Senator from Kentucky



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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2006
Length: 38 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - States that the authority under this Act to establish military commissions (commissions) may not be construed to alter or limit the the President's authority under the Constitution or ... Read more >


Sep 22, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 25, 2006
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 28, 2006
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Sep 29, 2006
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 17, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3930”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
Sep 28, 2006 6:37 p.m.
Bill Passed 65/34
Sep 29, 2006 2:47 p.m.
Passed 250/170

Related Bills

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

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

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 27, 2006

S. 3901 (Related)
Military Commissions Act of 2006

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 14, 2006

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