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. A senior Senate Republican gave a lukewarm welcome to U. President Donald Trump's 2020 budget plan, complaining on Wednesday that growing debt was taking the country in 'an ominous direction. 'Trump's plan is highly unlikely to become law in the face of opposition from Democrats, who control the House of Representatives.