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H.R. 1464: CLEAN Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 28, 2019 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1464


February 28, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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 enact House Resolution 895, One Hundred Tenth Congress, (establishing the Office of Congressional Ethics) into permanent law.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Clean Legislating and Ethical Accountability Now Act or the CLEAN Act.


Enacting House Resolution 895 into permanent law

House Resolution 895, One Hundred Tenth Congress, is hereby enacted into permanent law, except that—


the Office of Congressional Ethics shall be treated as a standing committee of the House for purposes of section 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 4301(i));


references to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct shall be construed as references to the Committee on Ethics;


the second sentence of section 1(b)(6)(A) shall not apply;


members subject to section 1(b)(6)(B) may be reappointed for a second additional term;


any individual who is the subject of a preliminary review or second-phase review by the board shall be informed of the right to be represented by counsel and invoking that right should not be held negatively against them; and


the Office may not take any action that would deny any person any right or protection provided under the Constitution of the United States.