About the bill
The Federally Funded Research and Development Sunshine Act of 2015 would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit an annual report to Congress on the activities and accomplishments of all of its federally funded research. DHS has a Science and Technology division which does research on technologies that may have security benefits. For example, at the National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility, DHS develops technologies to prevent foreign contamination of the food supply. The bill has been reported by committee and may head to a House vote next.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 23, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Chairman McCaul Commends Ratcliffe Measure to Curb Fraud, Waste and Abuse at DHS”
— Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4, 2015-2020] (Sponsor) on Jun 23, 2015
“U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe Introduces Bill to Curb Fraud, Waste and Abuse”
— Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4, 2015-2020] (Sponsor) on Mar 27, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 20, 2015
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Jun 11, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Jun 23, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 1637 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1637. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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