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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Special Counsel Independence Protection Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To limit the removal of a special counsel, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

08/15/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

03/22/2018Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Ms. Jackson Lee. Petition No: 115-9. (Discharge petition text with signatures.)
Action By: House of Representatives
08/15/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/15/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (153)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 11/28/2017
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 12/07/2017
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 12/07/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 12/07/2017
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 12/07/2017
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 12/07/2017
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 12/07/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 12/07/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 12/07/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 12/07/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 12/07/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 12/07/2017
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 12/07/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 12/07/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 12/07/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 12/07/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 12/07/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 12/07/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 12/07/2017
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 12/07/2017
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 12/07/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 01/18/2018
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 01/18/2018
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 01/18/2018
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 01/18/2018
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 01/18/2018
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 01/18/2018
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 01/18/2018
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 01/18/2018
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 01/19/2018
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 01/19/2018
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 01/30/2018
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 01/30/2018
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 01/30/2018
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 01/30/2018
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 01/30/2018
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 01/30/2018
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 01/30/2018
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 01/30/2018
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 01/30/2018
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 01/30/2018
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 01/30/2018
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 01/30/2018
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 01/30/2018
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 01/30/2018
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 01/30/2018
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 01/30/2018
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 01/30/2018
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 01/30/2018
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 01/30/2018
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 01/30/2018
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 01/30/2018
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 01/30/2018
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4] 01/30/2018
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 01/30/2018
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 02/02/2018
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 02/02/2018
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 02/02/2018
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 02/02/2018
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 02/02/2018
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 02/02/2018
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 02/02/2018
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 02/02/2018
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 02/02/2018
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 02/02/2018
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 02/02/2018
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 02/02/2018
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 02/02/2018
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1] 02/05/2018
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 02/05/2018
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 02/05/2018
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 02/05/2018
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 02/05/2018
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 02/05/2018
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 02/05/2018
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 02/06/2018
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 02/06/2018
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 02/06/2018
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 02/06/2018
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 02/06/2018
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 02/06/2018
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 02/06/2018
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 02/06/2018
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 02/06/2018
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 02/06/2018
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 02/06/2018
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 02/06/2018
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 02/06/2018
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 02/06/2018
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 02/06/2018
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 02/06/2018
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 02/07/2018
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 02/07/2018
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 02/07/2018
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 02/07/2018
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 02/13/2018
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 02/13/2018
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 02/13/2018
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 02/13/2018
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 02/13/2018
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 02/13/2018
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 02/13/2018
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 02/14/2018
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 02/14/2018
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 02/14/2018
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 02/14/2018
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 02/14/2018
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 02/23/2018
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 02/23/2018
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 02/23/2018
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 02/23/2018
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 02/23/2018
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 02/26/2018
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/26/2018
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 02/27/2018
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 02/27/2018
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 03/05/2018
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 03/13/2018
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 03/19/2018
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 03/19/2018
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 03/19/2018
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 03/19/2018
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 03/19/2018
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 03/19/2018
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 03/19/2018
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 03/19/2018
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 03/19/2018
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 03/20/2018
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 03/20/2018
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 03/20/2018
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 03/22/2018
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 03/22/2018
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 03/22/2018
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 03/22/2018
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 03/22/2018
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 03/22/2018
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 03/29/2018
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 04/05/2018
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 04/05/2018
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 04/05/2018
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 04/05/2018
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 04/10/2018
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 04/10/2018
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 04/10/2018
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 04/10/2018
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 04/11/2018
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 04/11/2018
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 04/11/2018
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 04/11/2018
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 04/11/2018
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 04/11/2018
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 04/12/2018
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 04/12/2018

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Introduced in House (08/15/2017)

Special Counsel Independence Protection 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 individual may be removed only if: (1) the Attorney General files an action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and files a contemporaneous notice of the action with Congress; and (2) the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issues an order finding misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause, including violation of DOJ policies.