Sending Office: Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee
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Current Co-Sponsors (141): John Lewis, Jerry Nadler, Schiff, Brady, Pallone, Cummings, Yarmuth, Engel, Velazquez, E.B. Johnson, Slaughter, DeFazio, Walz, Adam Smith, Bennie Thompson, Serrano, Grijalva, Doggett, Kaptur, McCollum, Chu,
David Price, Wasserman Schultz, Deutch, Jeffries, Pocan, Beyer, Cohen, Schakowsky, Chu, Speier, DeSaulnier, Wilson, McGovern, Perlmutter, Barbara Lee, H. Johnson, Carol Shea-Porter, Ellison, Gwen Moore, Beatty, Hastings, Jayapal, Danny Davis, Raskin, Takano, Cicilline, Bass,
Lieu, Butterfield, Watson Coleman, Lowenthal, Rush, Garamendi, Krishnamoorthi, Barragan, Welch, Boyle, Khanna, Pingree, McEachin, Evans, Blumenauer, Payne, Moulton, Lofgren, Carbajal, Maloney, Kihuen, Higgins,  Wm. Lacy Clay, Nolan, Sherman, Meeks, Schrader,
D. Scott, Soto, Demings, Correa, Keating, Sires, Hanabusa, Napolitano, Eshoo, Ryan, Espaillat, Dingell, Castor, Peters, Panetta, Degette, Kildee, Brownley, Gomez, Cardenas, Holmes Norton, Lujan Grisham, Clarke, Gutierrez, Gabbard, O’Rourke, Adams,  Ben Ray
Lujan, Crist, Norcross, Brown, Clark, Wilson, Tsongas, Capuano, Sanford Bishop, Tonko, Lynch, DeLauro, Davis, Bonamici, E.B. Johnson, Kennedy, Vela, Vargas, Rice, Roybal-Allard, Lowey, Gallego, Sarbanes, Quigley, Thompson, Schneider, Titus, Esty, G. Green,
Torres, Huffman, McNerney, Courtney, Delaney, Swalwell, Cooper, Neal, B. Scott, Meng


Federal Investigators are creeping closer and closer to the President and his associates.  Of course, yesterday revealed that the FBI

the offices and spaces of the president’s private lawyer, Michael Cohen.  Shortly thereafter, the President openly

about firing the Special Counsel. 

It’s clear that the walls are closing in on the President, his family, and his associates, over possible criminal activity before, during and after the 2016 election.  The time has long-since passed to protect the Special Counsel.  If you have not already
done so, I encourage you to join H.R. 3654, the “Special Counsel Independence Protection Act,” as a co-sponsor.  H.R. 3654 would insulate the Special Counsel from interference and arbitrary action of the President by requiring that a Special Counsel may be
removed only upon the following conditions:

  1. The attorney general files an action in federal district court in Washington, D.C., and files a contemporaneous action with the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee; and
  1. A panel of three federal judges sitting in Washington, D.C., finds removal appropriate based on a finding of misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest or other good cause. 

To sign on to this legislation, please contact Robin Chand,
, or Glenn Rushing,
.  Thank you for your attention.

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Civil Rights, Consumer Affairs, Elections, Ethics and Standards, Government, Homeland Security, Judiciary, Rules/Legislative Branch

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Number: 3654
Special Note: Protect the Independence of the Special Counsel

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