Internal Security Committee

Internal Security Committee

 

until 1975, a permanent congressional committee of the US House of Representatives that had the official aim of combating the spread of so-called subversive and anti-American propaganda in the USA.

The committee was a successor to the House Committee on Un-American Activities, organized in 1934. In 1938 it received the status of a temporary committee. After World War II, when the persecution of progressive individuals and organizations was unleashed in the USA, it was made a permanent committee (1945). By a resolution of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, on Feb. 18, 1969, it was renamed the Internal Security Committee. The ruling circles of the USA used the committee as one of the levers in their struggle against progressive forces. In January 1975 the Democratic Party faction in the House of Representatives decided to abolish the Internal Security Committee and transfer its functions, archives, and personnel to the House Judiciary Committee. [12–1522–1; updated]

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