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H.R.5240: CORRECT Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 29, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 26, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
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Bill Summary

Clearance and Over-Classification Reform and Reduction Act or the CORRECT Act - Amends the Reducing Over-Classification Act (ROCA) to require each agency inspector general, by September 30, 2019, to carry out not fewer than three evaluations to assess whether applicable classification policies, rules, and procedures have been followed, the last two of which shall assess: (1) the degree to which the incentives for accurate classification decisions have improved the accuracy of such decisions and achieved a reduction in classified information, (2) progress made and the adequacy of the records to support each self-inspection program determination, and (3) each agency's procedures and activities regarding classification challenges. Directs the President to: (1) issue a standardized sampling technique for agency self-inspection programs to address any vulnerabilities in such programs, and (2) establish goals for reducing classified information by 10% by five years after this Act's ena...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 26, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Aug. 6, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
Aug. 6, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.
July 29, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
July 29, 2014 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
July 29, 2014 Referred to House Homeland Security
July 29, 2014 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform