Text: H.R.531 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/14/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 531


To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide that the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may only be removed for cause, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 14, 2019

Mr. Brown of Maryland introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide that the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may only be removed for cause, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fighting for Intelligent, Rational, and Ethical Dismissal Act” or the “FIRED Act”.

SEC. 2. Removal of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(a) Removal for cause.—Section 1101(b) of title VI of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (Public Law 90–351) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: “The President may remove the Director for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.”.

(b) Application.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to any Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation appointed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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