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S. 587: Securing Inspector General Independence Act of 2021


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 4, 2021.


Securing Inspector General Independence Act of 2021

This bill limits the circumstances under which the President or certain agency heads may remove an Inspector General or place an Inspector General on non-duty status.

Before an Inspector General may be removed, Congress must be given a detailed account of the reasons for the removal and the Inspector General shall remain on the job for 30 days while Congress considers those reasons.