H.R. 139 (105th): Independent Counsel Accountability and Reform Act of 1997


Jan 7, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 7, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jay Dickey

Representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 7, 1997
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To reform the independent counsel statute, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/7/1997--Introduced.Independent Counsel Accountability and Reform Act of 1997 - Amends the Federal judicial code to require specific information from a credible source sufficient to constitute grounds to investigate whether a ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 7, 1997

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 139”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (9R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3239 (104th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 1996

H.R. 117 (106th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 6, 1999

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