IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 13, 2019
Mr. Udall (for himself, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Carper, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Reed, Mr. Wyden, and Ms. Hirono) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To require the disclosure of certain visitor access records.
This Act may be cited as the
Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act or the
Improving access to influential visitor access records
In this section:
The term covered location means—
the White House;
the residence of the Vice President; and
any other location at which the President or the Vice President regularly conducts official business.
The term covered records means information relating to a visit at a covered location, which shall include—
the name of each visitor at the covered location;
the name of each individual with whom each visitor described in subparagraph (A) met at the covered location; and
the purpose of the visit.
Except as provided in subsection (c), not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the President shall establish, and update every 90 days, a publicly available database that contains covered records for the preceding 90-day period.
The President shall not include in the database established under subsection (b) any covered record—
the posting of which would implicate personal privacy or law enforcement concerns or threaten national security; or
relating to a purely personal guest at a covered location.
With respect to a particularly sensitive meeting at a covered location, the President shall—
include the number of visitors at the covered location in the database established under subsection (b); and
post the applicable covered records in the database established under subsection (b) when the President determines that release of the covered records is no longer sensitive.