Legislative Proposals Related to the Removal of Inspectors General in the 116th Congress [December 9, 2020] [open pdf - 433KB]
From the Document: "The role of inspectors general (IGs) within the federal government is an issue of perennial interest to Congress. In particular, removal protections for IGs have drawn frequent attention. Proposals to adjust the requirements and procedures for IG removal received increased attention in 2020, especially after President Donald Trump removed two Senate-confirmed IGs and replaced two acting IGs. This In Focus describes the current removal procedure under the Inspector General Act (IG Act; 5 U.S.C. Appx.) and then briefly summarizes legislation introduced during the 116th Congress that would change this procedure. While policy experts and others have offered other proposals, this In Focus does not discuss those proposals."
CRS In Focus, IF11698
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/