H.J.Res.4 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States limiting the pardon power of the President.117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 01/04/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/04/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.4 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/2021)
This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting the pardon power of the President.
The amendment prohibits the President from granting a pardon or reprieve to himself or herself, to family members or members of the administration, to paid campaign employees, to a person or entity for an offense motivated by an interest of any of those people, or to a person or entity for an offense directed by or coordinated with the President.
The amendment also invalidates pardons issued for a corrupt purpose.