About the bill
H.R. 4917 enhances the ability of inspectors general to identify waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the executive branch by authorizing them to issue testimonial subpoenas for contractors, grant recipients, and former federal employees, as necessary to perform functions required by the Inspector General Act of 1978.
To avoid abuse, a testimonial subpoena must be reviewed by a panel of three other inspectors general prior to the subpoena’s issuance.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 26, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Russell Bill Holds Rogue Government Officials Accountable”
— Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Sep 27, 2018
“Rep. Russells IG Subpoena Authority Act Passes OGR”
— Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Feb 6, 2018
Feb 2, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 6, 2018
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Jun 29, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Sep 26, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 4917 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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