US SB236 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 28 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2019-01-28 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Establishes reporting requirements with respect to a special counsel appointed by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Specifically, it requires a special counsel to submit a report, within 30 days, to DOJ and Congress (1) at the conclusion of an investigation; or (2) when the special counsel is removed from office, transferred within DOJ, or resigns before the completion of the investigation. The report must include the factual findings of the investigation and significant expenditures, explain prosecutorial decisions, and be made publicly available. Additionally, a special counsel must submit periodic reports to DOJ and Congress on budgetary requirements and expenditures, personnel, and performance statistics. Finally, the bill requires DOJ to notify Congress when a special counsel is removed or transferred.

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Special Counsel Transparency Act



2019-01-28SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Same As/Similar To

HB1356 (Same As) 2019-02-26 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.


US Congress State Sources

Bill Comments 750