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H.R. 353: Security Clearance Improvement Act of 2021

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What is QAnon?

After the January 6 attempted insurrection at the Capitol Building, increased attention turned to the conspiracy theory called QAnon. The ideology espouses a number of completely false theories regarding government officials, programs, and even Tom Hanks somehow.

Essentially, the group believes that a number of top government officials and public figures including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are involved in a child sex trafficking ring, which Donald Trump attempted to break up while president — but various events from the Robert Mueller investigation to several mass shootings were designed or engineered to derail or distract from Trump and his supporters’ efforts. None of these claims are true.

Many of the attempted insurrectionists on January 6 were …

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Stephanie Murphy

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Jan 19, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 19, 2021

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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 19, 2021

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