Senate Bill 1753
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Take Care Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jun 5, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jun 5, 2019
Latest Action
Jun 5, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1753
Congress
116
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Utah
Missouri
North Dakota
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Take Care Act

This bill removes restrictions on the President's power to remove upper-level executive branch officers.

Specifically, the bill (1) eliminates existing for-cause removal protections for principal officers (officers required to be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate), and (2) limits the creation of future removal restrictions by requiring Congress to expressly establish such restrictions by statute.

The bill provides that a federal statute that vests discretionary decision-making authority in an executive branch officer other than the President, or that designates an agency to be an independent agency or an independent establishment, shall not be construed as a limitation on the President's power to supervise and direct the exercise of such authority.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
06/05/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3259-3261)
06/05/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 6, 2019 4:57:17 AM
Updated
Jan 27, 2021 5:31:32 AM