House Un-American Activities Committee

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House Un-American Activities Committee

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the former name of the Internal Security Committee of the US House of Representatives: notorious for its anti-Communist investigations in the late 1940s and 1950s
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Her section on HUAC, known also as the Dies Committee, after its chair, Representative Martin Dies, Jr.
One of the few constructive acts of the last Congress was the commissioning of the Dies Committee to investigate alleged subversive acts of individuals or groups against the United States and its form of government.
The FBI kept him under steady surveillance and, in the 1930s, he appeared before the House of Representatives' Dies Committee (forerunner of the House Un-American Activities Committee).