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H.R. 6073 (114th): Election Infrastructure and Security Promotion Act of 2016

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About the bill

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lists 16 sectors as “critical infrastructure” potentially affecting our national security, items considered “so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety.” The list includes nuclear reactors, government facilities and buildings including federal buildings and national monuments, defense and military bases, transportation systems like airports and pipelines, and communications infrastructure like satellites and cell phone towers.

But election machines are missing from that list. H.R. 6073, the Election Infrastructure and Security Promotion Act, was introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA4) to add them.

What the bill does

Amid concerns caused by Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee earlier this year and widespread fears of …

Sponsor and status

Henry C. “Hank” Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016
Length: 13 pages
Sep 20, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 20, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


34 Cosponsors (34 Democrats)



Sep 20, 2016

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 6073 (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. 6073. 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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