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H.R. 5505 (115th): Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act

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To ensure independent investigations and judicial review of the removal of a special counsel, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Charles Dent

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 13, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Apr 13, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 13, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead

S. 2644 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Apr 26, 2018


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What legislators are saying

Ranking Member Nadler Calls for Immediate House Judiciary Committee Vote on Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] on Sep 25, 2018

Judiciary Dems Urge Committee Republicans to Sign Notice to Force Vote on Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] on Sep 13, 2018

After Trumps Helsinki Debacle, Judiciary Dems Use House Rules in Effort to Force Vote to Protect the Special Counsel Investigation
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] on Jul 20, 2018

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Apr 13, 2018

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H.R. 5505 (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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