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house Bill H.R. 2314

Security Clearance Family Review Act

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Security Clearance Family Review Act

Official Title

To amend title 5, United States Code, to prohibit certain acts of nepotism, and for other purposes.


Security Clearance Family Review Act This bill prohibits specified federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, from granting access to classified information to a relative of the President for purposes of federal employment unless the Office of Government Ethics makes a favorable determination during a review process regarding the relative's suitability for such access. In conducting a review, the Office of Government Ethics must determine whether the relative of the President has any ongoing and substantial commercial relationships with state-owned or privately owned foreign enterprises or financial institutions, and, if so, whether the relative is ineligible for access to classified information because of such relationships.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedMay 3rd, 2017
    A 1967 anti-nepotism law prevents presidents from hiring relatives to the Cabinet or agency jobs. The anti-nepotism law was passed by Congress in response to President John F. Kennedy's decision to appoint his brother Robert as attorney general. Since then, a federal judge has ruled that it doesn't apply to White House staff jobs. This bill would address that loophole.
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