To provide for additional resources for the Secret Service, and to improve protections for restricted areas.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2016
Length: 18 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 27, 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).
4 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Goodlatte Statement on Secret Service Inspector General Report”
— Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Sponsor) on Nov 15, 2016
H.R. 1656 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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