H.R.1405 - To provide a cause of action to remove and bar from holding office certain individuals who engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, and for other purposes.117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 02/26/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/28/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1405 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/26/2021)
This bill establishes penalties for officeholders who engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States.
The Department of Justice may bring a civil action against officeholders who engage in insurrection or rebellion, including such activity occurring before the date of the bill's enactment. Penalties include disqualification from federal or state office, removal from federal or state office, forfeiture of certain retirement benefits, and rescission of certain honors and commemorations.
However, Congress may, upon a two-thirds vote, restore the ability of an individual to qualify for state or federal office and to receive benefits.