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 voter ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016
Length: 13 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on September 20, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Johnson introduces bills to protect voting systems, integrity of elections”
— Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] (Sponsor) on Sep 21, 2016
Sep 20, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Apr 5, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1907 (115th).
H.R. 6073 (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. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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