Summary: H.R.1604 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1604. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/07/2019)

White House Security Clearance Accountability Act

This bill requires the revocation or denial of security clearance for certain individuals and requires a report related to these individuals.

Specifically, the bill revokes the security clearance of an individual who is in a position in the Executive Office of the President and (1) who is under investigation by a federal law enforcement agency for aiding a foreign government, or (2) who knowingly fails to disclose any relationship or contact with a foreign national on their security clearance form. It also prohibits the issuance or renewal of security clearance under these circumstances.

Additionally, the Government Accountability Office must submit a report to Congress on any instance since January 20, 2017, in which an individual who is in a position in the Executive Office of the President was granted a security clearance against the recommendation of the White House Security Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or any other federal agency.