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H.R. 4361 (114th): Government Reform and Improvement Act of 2016

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To amend section 3554 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for enhanced security of Federal information systems, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Gary Palmer

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2016
Length: 32 pages
Jan 11, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 7, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.


1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2016 (Jul 5, 2016)

What legislators are saying

The Government Reform and Improvement Act Passes the House
    — Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6] (Sponsor) on Jul 7, 2016

Vote Explanations for the Week of July 4th
    — Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018] on Jul 12, 2016

Sessions Votes to Protect Americans from Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Federal Government
    — Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX17] on Jul 7, 2016

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Jan 11, 2016

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Mar 1, 2016
Ordered Reported

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May 31, 2016
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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Jul 7, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 8, 2016
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House.

H.R. 4361 (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. 4361. 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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