Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017 was passed by the House on April 26, 2017.
The bill amends federal copyright law, which will limit the authority of the Librarian of Congress. To date, the Librarian has been solely responsible for selecting the Register of Copyrights. The bill will open up the process to Congressional leadership to recommend candidates, who are then nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Visit Congress.gov for further information about this bill.