H. R. 3564
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 28, 2017
Mr. Beyer (for himself, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Payne, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mrs. Torres, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Welch, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Shea-Porter, Miss Rice of New York, Mr. Evans, Mr. Blumenauer, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Jayapal, and Mr. McGovern) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to authorize the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to revoke the security clearance of political appointees in the Executive Office of the President for national security purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Security Clearance Review Act.
Authority of Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to revoke certain security clearances
Section 3002 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 3343) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
Political appointees in Executive Office of the President
Authority of Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Notwithstanding the procedures established under section 801(a) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3161(a)), the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may revoke, or prohibit the renewal of, a security clearance of an individual described in paragraph (2) if the Director determines that such revocation, or prohibition of renewal, is necessary for national security purposes.
An individual described in this paragraph is an individual who—
is a political appointee (as defined in the Edward
Ted Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015 (Public Law 114–136; 5 U.S.C. 3101 note)) in the Executive Office of the President; and
holds a security clearance that provides for access to—
special access programs;
Restricted Data; or
any other information commonly referred to as
sensitive compartmented information.