House Bill 2662
117th Congress(2021-2022)
IG Independence and Empowerment Act
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Amendments
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Passed House on Jun 29, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 19, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 12, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2662
Congress
117
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
New York
Maryland
California
District of Columbia
Hawaii
California
Maryland
Massachusetts
California
Tennessee
Passed
June 29, 2021
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

IG Independence and Empowerment Act

This bill addresses issues regarding inspectors general (IGs) and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Integrity Committee. The committee is charged with investigating allegations of wrongdoing against office of IG officials.

The bill allows an IG to be removed only for cause, such as for documented malfeasance. Congress must be notified before an IG is placed on nonduty status. The bill requires the President to explain any failure to nominate an IG and adds provisions regarding acting IGs when an IG position is vacant.

The committee must notify Congress when an allegation of wrongdoing made by a Member of Congress is closed without referral for investigation.

The bill requires CIGIE to report semiannually to Congress and the President on the activities of the committee. The bill adds provisions regarding appointment of former IGs to the committee. An IG must refer to the committee any allegation of wrongdoing against that IG.

The bill grants (1) IGs the authority to subpoena witnesses who are not currently government employees, and (2) the Department of Justice (DOJ) IG the authority to investigate wrongdoing by DOJ attorneys.

The bill requires notification to Congress and CIGIE of an IG's ongoing investigations when the IG is placed on nonduty status.

IGs must notify Congress if agencies deny access to requested information.

Text (4)
July 12, 2021
June 29, 2021
June 17, 2021
April 19, 2021
Amendments (3)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (2)
Jun 29, 2021
Not Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 64
Amendment sought to strike Titles I, III, and V of the bill.
Active
Jun 29, 2021
Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 63
Amendments en bloc No. 1 comprised of amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6, printed in Part A of House Report 117-74.
Agreed To
Actions (20)
07/12/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
06/29/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/29/2021
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 221 - 182 (Roll no. 195).
06/29/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 221 - 182 (Roll no. 195).
06/29/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
06/29/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Comer amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Comer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
06/29/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Comer amendment No. 4.
06/29/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) amendment en bloc No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Comer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
06/29/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) amendment en bloc No. 1.
06/29/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2662.
06/29/2021
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2662, H.R. 3005, H.R. 3684 and H. Res. 503. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 2662, under a structured rule; one hour of general debate on H.R. 3005, under a closed rule; 90 minutes of general debate on H.R. 3684; and one hour of general debate on H. Res. 503, under a closed rule. Resolution provides en bloc suspension authority.
06/29/2021
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 504. (consideration: CR H3276-3290; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H3276-3279)
06/28/2021
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 504 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2662, H.R. 3005, H.R. 3684 and H. Res. 503. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 2662, under a structured rule; one hour of general debate on H.R. 3005, under a closed rule; 90 minutes of general debate on H.R. 3684; and one hour of general debate on H. Res. 503, under a closed rule. Resolution provides en bloc suspension authority.
06/17/2021
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 47.
06/17/2021
Committee on the Budget discharged.
06/17/2021
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Reform. H. Rept. 117-66, Part I.
05/25/2021
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 18.
05/25/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
04/19/2021
Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/19/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Apr 20, 2021 7:12:12 AM
Record Updated
Jul 24, 2021 7:18:31 AM