H.R. 668 (112th): Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act


Feb 11, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 11, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Trent Franks

Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011
Length: 23 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system and electric infrastructure critical to the defense and well-being of the United States against natural and manmade electromagnetic pulse ("EMP") threats and vulnerabilities.

Summary (CRS)

2/11/2011--Introduced.Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act or SHIELD Act - Amends the Federal Power Act to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with or without notice, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 11, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 668”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


41 cosponsors (37R, 4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 2417 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 2013

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