Presidential Commission (United States)

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In the United States, a Presidential Commission is a special task force ordained by the President to complete a specific, special investigation or research. They are often quasi-judicial in nature; that is, they include public or in-camera hearings.

Presidential Commissions often serve one of two political purposes: to draw attention to a problem (the publication of a report by a commission can generally be counted on to draw attention from the media, depending on how its release is handled); or, on the other hand, to delay action on an issue (if the President wants to avoid taking action but still look concerned about an issue, he can convene a commission and then let it slip into obscurity.)[citation needed] However, there have been cases (the Tower, Rogers and Warren Commissions) where the commission has created reports that have been used as evidence in later criminal proceedings.[citation needed]

List of Presidential Commissions[edit]

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  1. ^ Pub.L. 87–794, 76 Stat. 872, enacted October 11, 1962
  2. ^ 19 U.S.C. § 1801
  3. ^ 2 CFR Part 200 Super Circular
  4. ^ a b Pub.L. 92–463
  5. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (May 26, 2011). "President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics: The Next Step in Improving the Academic Achievement of Latino Students". whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C.: White House. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans" (PDF). Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. October 12, 2001. Archived from the original on October 17, 2001. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Office of the Press Secretary (September 29, 2017). "Presidential Executive Order on the Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees". whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C.: White House. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Hayes, B. Kaye (October 2, 2017). "President Trump Continues PACHA". AIDS.gov. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
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  10. ^ 7 U.S.C. § 5404
  11. ^ a b c d 5 U.S.C. App. II
  12. ^ Pub.L. 89–554, 80 Stat. 378, enacted September 6, 1966
  13. ^ "History of the Department of State During the Clinton Presidency (1993-2001)". United States Department of State. Washington, D.C.: United States Government. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  14. ^ 42 U.S.C. § 217a
  15. ^ Pub.L. 92–LI63
  16. ^ 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq.
  17. ^ 16 U.S.C. § 4701 et seq.
  18. ^ 18 U.S.C. § 42
  19. ^ 7 U.S.C. § 150aa et seq.
  20. ^ 7 U.S.C. § 2801 et seq
  21. ^ 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.
  22. ^ Pub.L. 106–398 section 3624
  23. ^ 42 U.S.C. § 73480
  24. ^ a b Pub.L. 106–398
  25. ^ 5 U.S.C. § 5701
  26. ^ 44 U.S.C. § 35
  27. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (September 30, 2015). "681 - Executive Order 13708—Continuance or Reestablishment of Certain Federal Advisory Committees". UCSB. Santa Barbara, California: University of California. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  28. ^ "Continuance or Reestablishment of Certain Federal Advisory Committees". Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. September 30, 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  29. ^ 3 CFR 13549
  30. ^ 50 U.S.C. § 1801
  31. ^ 42 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq.
  32. ^ 6 U.S.C. §§ 42e
  33. ^ 5 U.S.C. § 105
  34. ^ 5 U.S.C. § 102
  35. ^ Pub.L. 110–186
  36. ^ 5 U.S.C. §§ 57015707
  37. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (July 26, 2012). "Executive Order -- White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans". whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C.: White House. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  38. ^ "White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans". Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. July 26, 2012. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 1, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  39. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (March 25, 2013). "187 - Proclamation 8947—Establishment of the San Juan Islands National Monument". UCSB. Santa Barbara, California: University of California. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  40. ^ "Establishment of the San Juan Islands National Monument". Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. March 25, 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  41. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (September 18, 2014). "Executive Order -- Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria". whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C.: White House. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  42. ^ "Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterias". Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. September 18, 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 23, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  43. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (August 5, 2014). "594 - Executive Order 13675—Establishing the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa". UCSB. Santa Barbara, California: University of California. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  44. ^ "Establishing the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa". Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. August 5, 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  45. ^ "Bear Ears National Monument Questions & Answers" (PDF). United States Forest Service. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  46. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (December 28, 2016). "875 - Proclamation 9558—Establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument". UCSB. Santa Barbara, California: University of California. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  47. ^ "Establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument". Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. December 28, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 5, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  48. ^ Wiles, Tay (February 23, 2017). "The many questions of Gold Butte". High Country News. Paonia, Colorado: High Country News, LLC. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  49. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (December 28, 2016). "Presidential Proclamation -- Establishment of the Gold Butte National Monument". whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C.: White House. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  50. ^ "Establishment of the Gold Butte National Monument". Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. December 28, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 5, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  51. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (February 28, 2017). "Presidential Executive Order on The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities". whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C.: White House. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  52. ^ "The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities" (PDF). Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. March 3, 2017. Archived from the original on March 3, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  53. ^ Alemany, Jacqueline (February 28, 2017). "Trump issues executive orders on HBCUs, environmental regulations". CBS News. United States: CBS. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  54. ^ Pestano, Andrew V. (March 1, 2017). "Donald Trump signs executive orders on clean water rule, HBCUs". UPI. Washington, D.C.: News World Communications. Retrieved October 9, 2017.

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