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S.1744: Security Clearance Accountability, Reform, and Enhancement 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 Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 7 (4 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 20, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Security Clearance Accountability, Reform, and Enhancement Act - (Sec. 3) Deems a federal agency employee to be unfit for federal employment if the agency determines that such employee has engaged in misconduct affecting the integrity of a background investigation, including falsification of any information relating to such an investigation (covered misconduct). Prohibits an individual who has engaged in covered misconduct from being appointed to or continuing to occupy a position that requires the performance of background investigations.

Extends such sanctions to employees performing background investigations under a contract between an agency and a prime contractor and subcontractors (covered contract). Requires a covered contract to include provisions requiring mandatory disclosure of covered misconduct within 24 hours after the contractor discovers such misconduct and referral to the agency for investigation.

Requires the President to report to specified cong...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 16, 2014 Held at the desk.
Dec. 16, 2014 Received in the House.
Dec. 16, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Dec. 15, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6866-6867; text as passed Senate: CR S6866)
Dec. 1, 2014 By Senator Carper from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 113-276.
Nov. 20, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 606.
Nov. 20, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. Without written report.
May 21, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Nov. 20, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.