Text: H.R.2884 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/12/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2884


To amend section 2201 of title 44, United States Code, to require the preservation of Presidential social media accounts, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 12, 2017

Mr. Quigley introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To amend section 2201 of title 44, United States Code, to require the preservation of Presidential social media accounts, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement Act of 2017” or the “COVFEFE Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Requirement for preservation of social media accounts.

Section 2201 of title 44, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by inserting “social media,” after “films,”;

(2) in paragraph (2);

(A) in subparagraph (A), by striking “; but” and inserting a semicolon;

(B) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C);

(C) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following new subparagraph:

“(B) includes any personal and official social media account; but”; and

(D) in subparagraph (C), as so redesignated, by inserting after “(ii) personal records” the following: “, except as provided for in subparagraph (B)”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(6) The term ‘social media’ means any form of electronic communication (such as a website for social networking and microblogging) through which users create an online community to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos).”.