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Presidential Transitions: Government Records [November 24, 2020]   [open pdf - 617KB]

From the Document: "In Section 2 of the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (as amended; 3 U.S.C. 102 note), Congress declared that '[t]he national interest requires that [presidential] transitions ... be accomplished so as to assure continuity in the faithful execution of the laws and in the conduct of the affairs of the Federal Government, both foreign and domestic.' The crux of such a transition is the transfer of executive power from the incumbent to the President-elect. The executive's power manifests in a variety of processes with application to a broad range of policy areas and issues. CRS [Congressional Research Service] has produced a set of products examining selected processes and policies that may be of particular interest during a presidential transition. This Insight discusses presidential records access, federal records, and electronic records considerations. Other related products examine clemency, executive orders, presidential appointments (executive branch), rulemaking, and presidential transitions generally."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN11542
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2020-11-24
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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