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S. 1741: Special Counsel Integrity Act

About the bill

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

Thom Tillis

Sponsor. Junior Senator for North Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Aug 3, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Aug 3, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 3, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

11% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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.

Sep 26, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Pending
 
Ordered Reported

Pending
 
Passed Senate (House next)

Pending
 
Passed House

Pending
 
Signed by the President

S. 1741 is 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.

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