H.R. 4068 (112th): To require the Under Secretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security to contract with an independent laboratory to study the health effects of backscatter x-ray machines used at airline checkpoints operated by the Transportation Security Administration and provide improved notice to airline passengers.


Feb 16, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mike Rogers

Representative for Alabama's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2012
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2/16/2012--Introduced.Directs the Under Secretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to arrange for an independent study of the effects on human health caused by the ... Read more >

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Feb 16, 2012

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S. 2044 (identical)

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Last Action: Jan 31, 2012

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