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S. 71: Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act

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A bill 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

Lindsey Graham

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2019
Length: 20 pages
Jan 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 9, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 9, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Jan 9, 2019

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S. 71 is 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 S. 71. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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