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H.R. 1604 (116th): White House Security Clearance Accountability Act


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 7, 2019.


White House Security Clearance Accountability Act

This bill requires the revocation or denial of security clearance for certain individuals and requires a report related to these individuals.

Specifically, the bill revokes the security clearance of an individual who is in a position in the Executive Office of the President and (1) who is under investigation by a federal law enforcement agency for aiding a foreign government, or (2) who knowingly fails to disclose any relationship or contact with a foreign national on their security clearance form. It also prohibits the issuance or renewal of security clearance under these circumstances.

Additionally, the Government Accountability Office must submit a report to Congress on any instance since January 20, 2017, in which an individual who is in a position in the Executive Office of the President was granted a security clearance against the recommendation of the White House Security Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or any other federal agency.