United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Nov 20, 2019
Authority of officers of Congress over Congressional employees
Qualifications determinations; removal and discipline
Each officer of the Congress having responsibility for the supervision of employees, including employees appointed upon recommendation of Members of Congress, shall have authority—
to determine, before the appointment of any individual as an employee under the supervision of that officer of the Congress, whether that individual possesses the qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of the duties and responsibilities to be assigned to him; and
to remove or otherwise discipline any employee under his supervision.
“Officer of the Congress” defined
As used in this section, the term “officer of the Congress” means—
an elected officer of the Senate or House of Representatives who is not a Member of the Senate or House; and
The Architect of the Capitol.
cite as: 2 USC 4101