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Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act

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Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act

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To amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to require the development of ethics plans for certain transition teams, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/27/2020Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Reform. H. Rept. 116-382.
02/05/2019Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
01/27/2020Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 306.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/27/2020Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Reform. H. Rept. 116-382.
03/26/2019Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 12.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Reform
03/26/2019Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Reform
02/05/2019Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/05/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Oversight and Reform02/05/2019 Referred to
03/26/2019 Markup by
01/27/2020 Reported by H. Rept. 116-382

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Introduced in House (02/05/2019)

Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act

This bill establishes ethics requirements for a President-elect's transition team.

The bill requires a President-elect to submit to Congress a report with a list of any individual (1) for whom an application for a security clearance was submitted, by 10 days after its submission; or (2) provided a security clearance, by 10 days after it was provided.

The Federal Transition Coordinator must negotiate a memorandum of understanding with the transition representative of each eligible candidate by October 1 (currently November 1) of a year during which a presidential election occurs.

Each memorandum of understanding shall include an agreement that the eligible candidate will implement and enforce an ethics plan to guide the conduct of the transition beginning on the date on which the candidate becomes the President-elect.

The ethics plan shall include

  • a description of the ethics requirements that will apply to all transition team members;
  • a description of how the transition team will address the role on the team of registered lobbyists, former registered lobbyists, persons registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, foreign nationals, other foreign agents, and transition team members with sources of income or clients that are not disclosed to the public;
  • a Code of Ethical Conduct, to which each transition team member will sign and be subject to, that reflects the content of the ethics plans and that meets other specified requirements; and
  • a description of how the transition team will enforce the Code of Ethical Conduct.