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H.R. 4698 (114th): Securing Aviation from Foreign Entry Points and Guarding Airports Through Enhanced Security Act of 2016

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To enhance aviation by requiring airport security assessments and a security coordination enhancement plan, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

John Katko

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 24th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016
Length: 9 pages
Mar 3, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 636: FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 15, 2016. (compare text)

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What legislators are saying

Katko legislation to strengthen security at international airports with direct flights to united states passes house
    — Rep. John Katko [R-NY24] (Sponsor) on Apr 27, 2016

Congressman Loudermilk Strikes Back Against Political Correctness
    — Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11] on Mar 24, 2016

Katko amendments to strengthen airport security included in major senate aviation bill
    — Rep. John Katko [R-NY24] (Sponsor) on Apr 7, 2016

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Mar 3, 2016

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Mar 23, 2016
Ordered Reported

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Apr 21, 2016
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Apr 26, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 4698 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4698. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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