Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 3.djvu/817

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PUBLIC LAW 107-306 —NOV. 27, 2002 116 STAT. 2409 case may be) of the Democratic Party, who shall serve as vice chairman of the Commission; (3) 2 members shall be appointed by the senior member of the Senate leadership of the Democratic Party; (4) 2 members shall be appointed by the senior member of the leadership of the House of Representatives of the Republican Party; (5) 2 members shall be appointed by the senior member of the Senate leadership of the Republican Party; and (6) 2 members shall be appointed by the senior member of the leadership of the House of Representatives of the Democratic Party. (b) QUALIFICATIONS; INITIAL MEETING. — (1) POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION,—Not more than 5 members of the Commission shall be from the same political party. (2) NONGOVERNMENTAL APPOINTEES.—An individual appointed to the Commission may not be an officer or employee of the Federal Government or any State or local government. (3) OTHER QUALIFICATIONS.—It is the sense of Congress that individuals appointed to the Commission should be prominent United States citizens, with national recognition and significant depth of experience in such professions as governmental service, law enforcement, the armed services, law, public administration, intelligence gathering, commerce (including aviation matters), and foreign affairs. (4) DEADLINE FOR APPOINTMENT. — Al l members of the Commission shall be appointed on or before December 15, 2002. (5) INITIAL MEETING.— The Commission shall meet and begin the operations of the Commission as soon as practicable. (c) QUORUM; VACANCIES.— After its initial meeting, the Commission shall meet upon the call of the chairman or a majority of its members. Six members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. SEC. 604. FUNCTIONS OF COMMISSION. 6 USC 101 note. (a) IN GENERAL. —The functions of the Commission are to— (1) conduct an investigation that— (A) investigates relevant facts and circumstances relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, including any relevant legislation, Executive order, regulation, plan, policy, practice, or procedure; and (B) may include relevant facts and circumstances relating to— (i) intelligence agencies; (ii) law enforcement agencies; (iii) diplomacy; (iv) immigration, nonimmigrant visas, and border control; (v) the flow of assets to terrorist organizations; (vi) commercial aviation; (vii) the role of congressional oversight and resource allocation; and (viii) other areas of the public and private sectors determined relevant by the Commission for its inquiry;