H.R.5505 - Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] (Introduced 04/13/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/15/2018 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 5505, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5505 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/13/2018)
Special Counsel Independence and Integrity 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 official:
- may only be removed by the Attorney General or the most senior Senate-confirmed DOJ official, in certain circumstances;
- may only be removed for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause;
- must be provided written notice that specifies the reason for removal; and
- may file an action to challenge the removal not later than 10 days after notice was provided.