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H.R. 1616: Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017

H.R. 1616 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide statutory authorization to establish within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) to be operated by the U.S. Secret Service for the dissemination of homeland security information related to the investigation and prevention of cyber and electronic crime, including threats or acts of terrorism, ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Mar 17, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on May 16, 2017

This bill passed in the House on May 16, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


John Ratcliffe

Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 17, 2017
Length: 5 pages


23% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 17, 2017

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May 16, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 1616 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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