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Short Titles as Introduced

Special Counsel Integrity Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To ensure independent investigations by allowing judicial review of the removal of a special counsel, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
12/18/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
03/21/2018Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Cohen. Petition No: 115-8. (Discharge petition text with signatures.)
Action By: House of Representatives
12/18/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/18/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 12/18/2017

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House Judiciary12/18/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/18/2017)

Special Counsel Integrity Act

This bill sets forth requirements and limitations with respect to the discipline or removal from office of a special counsel appointed under Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations.

Specifically, a special counsel may be disciplined or removed only by the personal action of an Attorney General who has been confirmed by the Senate. If the Attorney General is recused from the matter, then a special counsel may be disciplined or removed by the most senior DOJ official who has been confirmed by the Senate and is not recused from the matter.

A special counsel: (1) may only be removed for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause, including violation of DOJ policies; (2) must be informed in writing of the specific reason for the removal; and (3) may file an action for judicial review of the removal.