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H.R. 1652: Access to White House Visitor Logs Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 17, 2023 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1652


March 17, 2023

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


To require the disclosure of certain visitor access records.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Access to White House Visitor Logs Act.


Improving access to influential visitor access records



In this section:


Covered location

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.


Covered records

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 30-day period.




In general

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.


Sensitive meetings

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.