About the bill
H.R. 1252 establishes the Under Secretary for Management as the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Acquisition Officer responsible for approving, pausing, modifying, or canceling major acquisition programs as needed. The legislation defines major acquisition programs as total expenditures above $300 million. The Under Secretary can delegate such authorities for amounts below this threshold.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2017
Length: 19 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 20, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Higgins Introduces First Piece of Legislation”
— Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3] (Sponsor) on Mar 6, 2017
H.R. 1252 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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