H.R. 1370: Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

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Overview

Introduced:

Mar 6, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 23, 2017

This bill passed in the House on May 23, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Michael McCaul

Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 24, 2017
Length: 5 pages

Prognosis:

28% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 6, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 8, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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May 23, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1370 is 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.

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