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Title

Executive Accountability Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to prohibit the President, Vice President, or any other executive branch official from knowingly and willfully misleading the Congress of the United States for purposes of gaining support for the use of force by the Armed Forces of the United States.

Summary

Executive Accountability Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the President, Vice President, or any officer or employee of the executive branch from knowingly and willfully misleading Congress for the purpose of gaining Congress's support for the use of force by the Armed Forces of the United States by: (1) falsifying, concealing, or covering up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2) making any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) making or using any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry. Makes such offense punishable by a fine and up to 10 years' imprisonment. Suspends the running of any statute of limitations applicable to such offense until the end of the term of the President in office at the time the offense is committed. Requires a referral to the Attorney General of any resolution passed by either house of Congress finding that a violation of this Act has occurred.