US SB1794 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on May 24 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-10-21 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Gives inspectors general the authority to subpoena the in-person attendance and testimony of witnesses. If a witness refuses to obey, inspectors general may seek to enforce the subpoena in U.S. district court. Inspectors general must notify the Department of Justice seven days before issuing a subpoena. The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency shall promulgate standards and provide training relating to the issuance of subpoenas, conflicts of interest, and any other matter deemed necessary to carry out this bill.

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IG Testimonial Subpoena Authority Act



2021-10-21SenateCommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held.
2021-05-24SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.


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