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Special Counsel Independence Protection Act

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A bill to limit the removal of a special counsel, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
08/03/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

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09/26/2017Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
08/03/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 08/03/2017
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 08/03/2017
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 08/03/2017

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Senate Judiciary08/03/2017 Referred to
09/26/2017 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (08/03/2017)

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.