Mar 14 2019 It also would prohibit agencies from using security clearances to punish whistleblowers or discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, religion, age, handicap, or national origin. 'When the government revokes a clearance, employees usually have no recourse in the courts. Even leaving aside Trump's behavior regarding clearances, the clearance process has long been criticized as arbitrary and occasionally unjust. they will vote to surrender military spending projects in their own home states and districts to avoid displeasing him. House Republicans already voted to put their districts' military spending projects on the block. It's certainly not the first instance of Trump pulling Republicans from their moorings.