Text: H.R.2458 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/20/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2458


To terminate any Federal employee who refuses to answer questions or gives false testimony in a congressional hearing.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 20, 2013

Mr. Brooks of Alabama introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To terminate any Federal employee who refuses to answer questions or gives false testimony in a congressional hearing.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Cause for Termination When Granted Immunity.

Any Federal employee who refuses to answer questions in a congressional hearing after being granted immunity shall be terminated from employment.

SEC. 2. Cause for Termination Without Waiver of Immunity.

Any Federal employee who, in a congressional hearing, refuses to answer questions specifically, directly, and narrowly relating to the official duties of such employee, without being required to waive immunity with respect to the use of answers or the fruits thereof in a criminal prosecution of such employee, shall be terminated from employment.

SEC. 3. False Testimony Cause for Termination.

If three-fourths of the congressional body to whom the testimony was given finds that a Federal employee willfully or knowingly gave false testimony in a congressional hearing, then such employee shall be terminated from employment.