Text: H.R.6984 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/22/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6984


To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to require removal for cause of Inspectors General, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 22, 2020

Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York (for herself, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Connolly, and Mr. Lynch) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


A BILL

To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to require removal for cause of Inspectors General, 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 “Inspector General Independence Act”.

SEC. 2. Amendment.

The Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended—

(1) in section 3(b)—

(A) by striking “An Inspector General” and inserting “(1) An Inspector General”;

(B) by inserting after “by the President” the following: “in accordance with paragraph (2)”; and

(C) by inserting at the end the following new paragraph:

“(2) The President may remove an Inspector General only for any of the following grounds (and the documentation of any such ground shall be included in the communication required pursuant to paragraph (1)):

“(A) Documented permanent incapacity.

“(B) Documented neglect of duty.

“(C) Documented malfeasance.

“(D) Documented conviction of a felony or conduct involving moral turpitude.

“(E) Documented knowing violation of a law or regulation.

“(F) Documented gross mismanagement.

“(G) Documented gross waste of funds.

“(H) Documented abuse of authority.

“(I) Documented inefficiency.”; and

(2) in section 8G(e)(2), by adding at the end the following new sentence: “An Inspector General may be removed only for any of the following grounds (and the documentation of any such ground shall be included in the communication required pursuant to this paragraph):

“(A) Documented permanent incapacity.

“(B) Documented neglect of duty.

“(C) Documented malfeasance.

“(D) Documented conviction of a felony or conduct involving moral turpitude.

“(E) Documented knowing violation of a law or regulation.

“(F) Documented gross mismanagement.

“(G) Documented gross waste of funds.

“(H) Documented abuse of authority.

“(I) Documented inefficiency.”.


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