US HB197 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 123-1)
Status: Introduced on January 3 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-03 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act This bill sets forth requirements and limitations with respect to the removal from office of a special counsel appointed by the Attorney General, or of another official appointed by the Attorney General who exercises a similar degree of independence from the Department of Justice (DOJ) chain of command. Specifically, a special counsel or other appointed official may only be removed by the Attorney General or the most senior Senate-confirmed DOJ official, in certain circumstances; may only be removed for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause; must be provided written notice that specifies the reason for removal; and may file an action to challenge the removal not later than 10 days after notice was provided.

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Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act


Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]
Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]
Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]
Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]
Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]
Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]
Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]
Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]
Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]
Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN]


2019-01-03HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-01-03HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB71 (Related) 2019-01-09 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.


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