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S. 1735 (115th): Special Counsel Independence Protection Act

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Could President Trump fire the man leading the investigation into his campaign’s ties to — and possible collusion with — Russia?

Two new Republican bills, the Special Counsel Independence Protection Actand the Special Counsel Integrity Act, would make such a firing much more difficult, if not impossible.

Context

Trump and his legal advisers are said to be considering firing Robert Mueller, who’s leading the special counsel investigation, according to a recent Washington Post report.

While Trump certainly expressed no qualms in May about firing FBI Director James Comey, who ...

Sponsor and status

Lindsey Graham

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Aug 3, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 3, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Booker, Capito, Jones Introduce Bills to Address Wastewater Needs of Lower Income Communities
    — Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 27, 2018

Sens. Graham, Coons, Tillis, Booker introduce merged legislation, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act
    — Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE] on Apr 11, 2018

Schneider Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigation
    — Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10] on Mar 20, 2018

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History

Aug 3, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1735 (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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