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H.R.2438: DRONES Act

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Sponsor Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 3 (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)
Introduced June 19, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Designating Requirements On Notification of Executive-ordered Strikes Act of 2013 or the DRONES Act - Prohibits a federal department or agency or the Armed Forces from deliberately targeting a citizen of the United States or of a strategic treaty ally in a pre-planned lethal operation unless such operation is planned and executed pursuant to a written determination signed personally by the President: (1) confirming the status of the targeted citizen as an enemy combatant, and (2) authorizing the deliberate lethal targeting based on an articulated need for the use of lethal force.

Requires the President, within 30 days after making such a determination, to submit a report to specified congressional committees: (1) certifying that the timing and details of the operation were approved personally by the President, and (2) detailing the information used to determine that the targeted citizen is an enemy combatant and the reasons why lethal force was necessary.

Prohibits ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
June 19, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
June 19, 2013 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
June 19, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
June 19, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services