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AMENDMENT NO.llll Calendar No.lll
Purpose: To require the President to include in the budget
of the President exhibits that identify the resources allo-
cated by each agency to processing security clearances.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES—115th Cong., 2d Sess.

H. R. 5515

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military
activities of the Department of Defense, for military
construction, and for defense activities of the Depart-
ment of Energy, to prescribe military personnel
strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on llllllllll and
ordered to be printed
Ordered to lie on the table and to be printed
AMENDMENT intended to be proposed by Mr. WARNER to
the amendment (No. llll) proposed by
llllllllll
Viz:
1 At the appropriate place in title IX, insert the fol-
2 lowing:
3 SEC. lll. BUDGET REQUEST DOCUMENTATION ON FUND-

4 ING FOR CLEARANCES.

5 (a) IN GENERAL.—As part of the fiscal year 2020
6 budget request submitted to Congress pursuant to section
7 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, the President
8 shall include exhibits that identify the resources allocated
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1 by each agency to processing security clearances,
2 disaggregated by type of security clearance.
3 (b) CONTENTS.—Each exhibit submitted under sub-
4 section (a) shall include, with respect to security clear-
5 ances, details on the costs of—
6 (1) background investigations and reinvestiga-
7 tions;
8 (2) additional screening mechanisms, such poly-
9 graphs, medical exams, and psychological exams;
10 (3) adjudications;
11 (4) other means of continuous vetting, such as
12 continuous evaluation and user activity monitoring;
13 and
14 (5) the average per person cost for each type of
15 security clearance.
BAG18811 S.L.C.

AMENDMENT NO.llll Calendar No.lll
Purpose: To establish goals for promptness of determinations
regarding security clearances.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES—115th Cong., 2d Sess.

H. R. 5515

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military
activities of the Department of Defense, for military
construction, and for defense activities of the Depart-
ment of Energy, to prescribe military personnel
strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on llllllllll and
ordered to be printed
Ordered to lie on the table and to be printed
AMENDMENT intended to be proposed by Mr. WARNER to
the amendment (No. 2282) proposed by Mr. INHOFE
Viz:
1 At the appropriate place in title IX, insert the fol-
2 lowing:
3 SEC. lll. GOALS FOR PROMPTNESS OF DETERMINA-

4 TIONS REGARDING SECURITY CLEARANCES.

5 (a) IN GENERAL.—The Council shall take such ac-
6 tions as may be necessary to ensure that, by December
7 31, 2021, 90 percent of all determinations regarding—
8 (1) security clearances—
9 (A) at the secret level are issued in 30
10 days or fewer; and
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1 (B) at the top secret level are issued in 90
2 days or fewer; and
3 (2) reciprocity of a security clearance at the
4 same level are recognized in two weeks or fewer.
5 (b) CERTAIN REINVESTIGATIONS.—The Council shall
6 ensure that by December 31, 2021, reinvestigation on a
7 set periodicity is not be required for more than 10 percent
8 of the population that holds a security clearance.
9 (c) PLAN.—Not later than 180 days after the date
10 of the enactment of this Act, the Council shall submit a
11 plan to carry out this section to the appropriate congres-
12 sional committees. Such plan shall include recommended
13 interim milestones for the goals set forth in subsections
14 (a) and (b) for 2019, 2020, and 2021.
15 (d) DEFINITIONS.—In this section:
16 (1) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMIT-

17 TEES.—The term ‘‘appropriate congressional com-
18 mittees’’ means—
19 (A) the congressional defense committees;
20 (B) the congressional intelligence commit-
21 tees (as defined in section 3 of the National Se-
22 curity Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003));
23 (C) the Committee on Homeland Security
24 and Governmental Affairs of the Senate; and
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1 (D) the Committee on Homeland Security
2 and the Committee on Oversight and Govern-
3 ment Reform of the House of Representatives.
4 (2) COUNCIL.—The term ‘‘Council’’ means the
5 Security, Suitability, and Credentialing Performance
6 Accountability Council established pursuant to Exec-
7 utive Order 13467 (73 Fed. Reg. 38103; 50 U.S.C.
8 3161 note).
9 (3) RECIPROCITY.—The term ‘‘reciprocity’’
10 means reciprocal recognition by Federal departments
11 and agencies of eligibility for access to classified in-
12 formation.
BAG18786 S.L.C.

AMENDMENT NO.llll Calendar No.lll
Purpose: To modify the policy of the United States on cyber-
space, cybersecurity, and cyber warfare to include deter-
ring and responding to cyber attacks or other malicious
cyber activities that are carried out to affect the integ-
rity or outcome of United States elections.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES—115th Cong., 2d Sess.

H. R. 5515

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military
activities of the Department of Defense, for military
construction, and for defense activities of the Depart-
ment of Energy, to prescribe military personnel
strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on llllllllll and
ordered to be printed
Ordered to lie on the table and to be printed
AMENDMENT intended to be proposed by Mr. WARNER to
the amendment (No. llll) proposed by
llllllllll
Viz:
1 On page 718, between lines 7 and 8, insert the fol-
2 lowing:
3 (3) affect the integrity or outcome of United
4 States elections at any level, including at the Fed-
5 eral, State, and local levels;