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H.R. 2884 (115th): COVFEFE Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 12, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2884

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 12, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A BILL

To amend section 2201 of title 44, United States Code, to require the preservation of Presidential social media accounts, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement Act of 2017 or the COVFEFE Act of 2017.

2.

Requirement for preservation of social media accounts

Section 2201 of title 44, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by inserting social media, after films,;

(2)

in paragraph (2);

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by striking ; but and inserting a semicolon;

(B)

by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C);

(C)

by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following new subparagraph:

(B)

includes any personal and official social media account; but

; and

(D)

in subparagraph (C), as so redesignated, by inserting after (ii) personal records the following: , except as provided for in subparagraph (B); and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(6)

The term social media means any form of electronic communication (such as a website for social networking and microblogging) through which users create an online community to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos).

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