H.R. 580 (110th): To amend chapter 35 of title 28, United States Code, to provide for a 120-day limit to the term of a United States attorney appointed on an interim basis by the Attorney General, and for other purposes.

Jan 19, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
Howard Berman
Representative for California's 28th congressional district
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Last Updated
Mar 27, 2007
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 214 (Related)
Preserving United States Attorney Independence Act of 2007

Signed by the President
Jun 14, 2007


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 26, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 19, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 19, 2007
Reported by Committee Mar 15, 2007
Passed House Mar 26, 2007

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Mar 26, 2007 7:11 p.m.
Passed 329/78

2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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Commercial and Administrative Law

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3/26/2007--Passed House amended.
Amends the federal judicial code to provide for a person appointed as U.S. attorney to serve until the earlier of: (1) the qualification of a U.S. attorney for such district appointed by the President (as under current law); or (2) the expiration of 120 days after appointment by the Attorney General.
Authorizes the U.S. district court for the particular district, if such a 120-day temporary appointment expires, to appoint a U.S. attorney to serve until the vacancy is filled.
States that this Act is the exclusive means for appointing a person to perform temporarily the functions of a U.S. attorney for a district in which the office of a U.S. attorney is vacant.

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