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H.R. 697: Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 697 requires the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that the sensitivity level of national security positions are designated accurately across the Department and its components. The bill also requires the Secretary, no later than July 6, 2017, and every five years thereafter, to audit national security positions to ensure that such designations are still necessary. The bill allows the Secretary to adjust such designations if, during the course of a review, the Secretary determines that a change in the sensitivity level of a ...

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Bennie Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 8 pages

Jan 24, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 31, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 31, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


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Jan 24, 2017

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Jan 31, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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