H. R. 1187
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 13, 2019
Mr. Espaillat introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform
To amend the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to require congressional notification if relatives or financial associates of the President are granted security clearances contrary to the advice or recommendation of a background investigation or determination of an adjudicating agency, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Judgment And Responsibility in Executing Determinations for Security Clearance Act or the
JARED Security Clearance Act of 2019.
Notification to Congress for certain security clearance determinations for relatives or financial associates of the President
Section 3001 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 3341) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Relatives and financial associates of the President
The Chief of Staff of the White House shall notify (in writing) the Members of Congress specified in section 503(c)(2) of the National Security Act of 1947 if the President or any other individual grants a security clearance or access determination with respect to a covered individual contrary to—
the recommendations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with respect to any background investigation for a covered individual who is an employee of the White House or the Executive Office of the President; or
the determination of any agency.
The notification under paragraph (1) shall occur not later than 5 days after the President or other such individual makes the contrary determination.
Definition of covered individual
In this subsection, the term
covered individual means—
any relative (as that term is defined in section 3110(a)(3) of title 5, United States Code) of the President; and
any individual who has entered into a contract, or is currently in contract negotiations with, the President or an entity in which the President has a financial interest.
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to any contrary determination described in paragraph (1) of subsection (k) of section 3001 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 3341), as added by subsection (a), made before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act.
With respect to any contrary determination under such paragraph (1) made before the date of enactment of this Act, the notification required under such paragraph shall be made not later than 5 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
The security clearance or access determination of any covered individual (as that term is defined in subsection (k) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 3341), as added by subsection (a)) subject to notification under paragraph (2) shall be revoked.
A subsequent background investigation and agency adjudication is required before a security clearance or access determination may be granted to such covered individual.