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H.R. 197 (116th): 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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Jerrold Nadler

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds State Budget Anti-Poverty Efforts
    — Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 20, 2014

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement Following the Indictment of Roger Stone
    — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 29, 2019

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement following Reports that the Presidents former personal Lawyer has indefinitely postponed testimony to the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
    — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 24, 2019

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Jan 3, 2019

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

H.R. 197 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 197. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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