/  H.R. 2662 - IG Independence and Empowerment Act

H.R. 2662 - IG Independence and Empowerment Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 2662 PDF XML

    (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 117-66, Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Oversight and Reform to accompany H.R. 2662

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Monday, June 28, 2021.

MANAGERS: Scanlon/Reschenthaler

1. Structured rule for H.R. 2662.
2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform or their designees.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Reform now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Provides that following debate, each further amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 3 shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Provides that at any time after debate the chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform or her designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report or amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.
9. Provides one motion to recommit.

10. Closed rule for H.R. 3005.
11. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration or their designees.
12. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
13. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
14. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
15. Provides one motion to recommit.
16. General debate rule for H.R. 3684.
17. Provides 90 minutes of general debate with 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or their designees and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or their designees.
18. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
19. Provides that in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 117-8, modified by Rules Committee Print 117-9 and the amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
20. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
21. Provides one motion to recommit.
22. Closed rule for H.Res. 503.
23. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules or their designees.
24. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.
25. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read.
26. Provides that at any time through the legislative day of Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Speaker may entertain motions offered by the Majority Leader or a designee that the House suspend the rules with respect to multiple measures that were the object of motions to suspend the rules on the legislative days of June 28 or 29, 2021, and on which the yeas and nays were ordered and further proceedings postponed. The Chair shall put the question on any such motion without debate or intervening motion, and the ordering of the yeas and nays on postponed motions to suspend the rules with respect to such measures is vacated.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratUpdates IG statute so that acting Inspectors General are appointed by the Chief Judge of the District Court in the District of Columbia after receiving recommended candidates from the Council on Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency.Submitted
2Version 1Newman (IL)DemocratWithdrawn Grants authority to Inspectors General to provide continuous oversight during a lapse in appropriations.Withdrawn
3Version 2Burgess (TX), Keller (PA), Comer (KY)RepublicanRevised Replaces Titles I and III of the bill with language to require a detailed rationale to be provided to Congress prior to the removal of an IG and to allow a limited exception for the President to name a non-first assistant Inspector General as Acting Inspector General in the case of a vacancy, and makes the new IG subpoena power prospective.Revised
4Version 1Comer (KY)RepublicanStrikes Titles I, III, and V of the bill.Made in Order
5Version 1Keller (PA), Comer (KY)RepublicanAmends Title V of the bill to require an Inspector General Office to cover the legal costs for any former federal employee that is subpoenaed and also makes the new Inspector General subpoena power prospective.Submitted
6Version 1Torres, Ritchie (NY)DemocratRequires GAO to conduct a review and issue a report evaluating processes for investigating wrongdoing by Inspectors General, including processes of the Integrity Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency and processes of Inspector General offices.Made in Order
7Version 1Bourdeaux (GA)DemocratEnsures Inspectors General receive training on the use of, and process for, the suspension or debarment of persons for eligibility for Federal contracts.Made in Order
8Version 1Malinowski (NJ)DemocratProvides an exception to the requirement that IGs provide notice 30 days before placing an IG on non-duty status if the IG poses a threat to the workplace or threatens an investigation.Made in Order
9Version 1Carter, Troy (LA)DemocratIncreases the pay of IGs to ensure that senior advisors do not make more than the IGs they work for.Made in Order
10Version 1Axne (IA)DemocratLate Requiring more detailed rationale for firing an Inspector General.Made in Order