Don Johnson on Homeland Security

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Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-112; Bill Number-H R 109; To establish a national commission on presidential war powers and civil liberties - Cosponsor

Establishes the National Commission on Presidential War Powers and Civil Liberties to investigate, and report to the President and Congress on, the broad range of executive branch national security policies undertaken since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, including: (1) detention by the Armed Forces and the intelligence community; (2) the use by such entities of enhanced interrogation techniques or techniques not authorized by the Uniform Code of Military Justice; (3) "ghosting" or other policies intended to conceal an individual's capture or detention; (4) extraordinary rendition; (5) domestic warrantless electronic surveillance; (6) targeted killings away from conventional battlefields; and (7) the use of state secrets or other litigation tactics or privileges to avoid judicial review of national security actions.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 1246; Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To amend title 10, United States Code, to enhance the readiness of the Armed Forces by replacing the current policy concerning homosexuality in the Armed Forces, referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", with a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 1416; Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States and to repeal the prohibition on treaty obligations establishing grounds for certain claims.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 1415; Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To provide for the effective prosecution of terrorists and guarantee due process rights.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 2826; Habeas Corpus for Detainees - Cosponsor

To amend titles 28 and 10, United States Code, to restore habeas corpus for individuals detained by the United States at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for other purposes.

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