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  • A commission is created to investigate a topic of public concern; it is usually authorized to collect information on a topic and produce a report of its findings, which should include a recommended plan of action. In the United States, presidential commissions are appointed by Congress and approved by the President. For example, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was an independent, bipartisan commission created in late 2002. The commission was mandated to create a detailed account of the circumstances leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and prepare recommendations to prevent future attacks. The 10 appointed members of the commission included 2 former state governors, 4 former congressmen, 1 former high-ranking military official, and ...

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