May 26, 2022

Murphy, Quigley Introduce Legislation to Protect Presidential Records, Enhance Presidential Transition Process to Promote Accountability And National Security

From Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT):

Following reports that the outgoing Trump administration is destroying presidential records and ignoring the law when using non-official electronic devices to conduct official business, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Thursday introduced the Promoting Accountability and Security in Transition (PAST) Act, to clarify and enhance existing law with regards to presidential transition and presidential records. Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.


“This bill ensures that all presidential records are documented, archived, and preserved for the historical record,” said Quigley, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Transparency Caucus. “It is imperative that we push for commonsense legislation like this to hold elected officials accountable for what they do and say, including on social media platforms. This is about building more government accountability and transparency not only for the outgoing administration but for every administration.”

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