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H.R. 1711 (115th): MAR-A-LAGO Act

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President Trump appears to have reversed an Obama-era policy publicly disclosing names and dates of White House visitors there to see the president or other top officials in the administration. New legislation in Congress would require public disclosure of visitor logs to the White House and his private Florida club Mar-a-Lago.

The context

Obama’s was the first administration to implement such a rule, releasing most names except those deemed “politically sensitive” within 90 to 120 days, a point not not yet reached in the Trump Administration. Trump hasn’t formally announced a discontinuation of Obama’s policy on visitor log disclosures. However, the White House did not answer when _Mother Jones_asked if the policy would continued, and Trump has not publicly released other information such as his tax returns, indicating a …

Sponsor and status

Mike Quigley

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Mar 23, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 23, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


61 Cosponsors (61 Democrats)



Mar 23, 2017

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H.R. 1711 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1711. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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