Congress Considers the IG Independence and Empowerment Act (H.R. 2662) [August 2, 2021] [open pdf - 650KB]
From the Document: "The IG [Inspector General] Independence and Empowerment Act (H.R. 2662; H. Rept. 117-66) would amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (IG Act, 5 U.S.C. Appx. [hyperlink]) and alter the independence and operations of inspectors general (IGs) in potentially significant ways. The bill includes provisions that would, among other things, enhance the authority of IGs, institute additional requirements for the appointment and removal of IGs, and make operational changes to the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). On June 29, 2021, the House passed H.R. 2662. The most recent legislative action occurred on July 12, 2021, when the bill was received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. This Insight provides a brief introduction to IGs and summarizes select provisions of H.R. 2662."
CRS Insight, IN11714
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/