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S. 685 (116th): Inspector General Access Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 relative to the powers of the Department of Justice Inspector General.

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Sponsor and status

Mike Lee

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 29, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Mar 6, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 25, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

14 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 6 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Sen. Whitehouse on Shell Corporations, Beneficial Ownership in Senate Judiciary
    — Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI] on Jul 1, 2020

Daines’ Montana Water Bills Move to Senate Floor for a Vote
    — Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT] on Sep 25, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to S. 685 will be negligible.

History

Mar 6, 2019
 
Introduced

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May 21, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

Jun 4, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

Jun 11, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

Jun 18, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

Jun 25, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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.

S. 685 (116th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 685. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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