On March 23, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) introduced H.R. 1695, The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, which would make the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee, subject to confirmation by the Senate. On April 26, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the bill by a decisive, bipartisan vote of 378-48.
On May 3, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced S. 1010, a Senate companion to H.R. 1695.
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