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


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 19, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Does this bill about “Q” deserve an A or an F?

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 ...


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 353

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To modify the Standard Form 86 questionnaire used for national security eligibility determinations to include questions regarding an individual’s membership in, or association with, organizations spreading conspiracy theories regarding the Government and participation in the activities occurring at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Security Clearance Improvement Act of 2021.

2.

Modification of Standard Form 86 to include questions regarding an individual’s membership in, or association with, organizations spreading conspiracy theories regarding the Government and participation in the activities occurring at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021

(a)

In general

Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall modify section 29 (relating to associations) of Standard Form 86 (commonly referred to as SF–86) to include the following questions:

(1)

Have you ever been a member of, associated with, or knowingly engaged in activities conducted by an organization or movement that spreads conspiracy theories and false information about the United States Government?.

(2)

Did you participate in the activities occurring at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, or in any similar activity?.

(b)

Additional information

Each question required to be included in Standard Form 86 under subsection (a) shall include—

(1)

an option for the individual filling out such Form to answer each question Yes or No; and

(2)

a separate area for such individual, if such answer is Yes, to provide additional information regarding such answer, including the nature of, and reasons for, the individual’s involvement with the organization, movement, or activities described under such question.