Summary: H.R.197 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)

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.