(8) 2 Members with internationally recognized credentials in directed-energy weaponry.
(9) 3 Members from the international scientific community with recognized expertise either in the scientific or technological aspect of structural collapses of steel-framed buildings.
(10) 1 Member of the House Committee on Science and Technology with expertise either in architecture or structural engineering.
(b) IN GENERAL.——Each member of the Committee shall be appointed for the life of the Committee.
(c) VACANCIES.——Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the Committee shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
(d) DEFINITION OF MEMBERS.——For the purposes of this section, the term “Member” means those selected for this independent Committee.
(e) QUORUM.——A quorum constitutes a majority of the Members, but a lesser number may hold hearings. All recommendations and reports of
the Committee required by this Act shall be approved only by a majority vote of a quorum of the Committee.
(f) MEETINGS.——First meeting shall be called by the Committee Chair not later than——
(A) 60 days after the date of enactment
of this Act; or
(B) 30 days after the date of the
enactment of legislation making appropriations
to carry out this Act.
(C) Subsequent meetings shall meet at
the call of the Committee chair except as