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H.R. 239: Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 239 requires the Under Secretary for Science and Technology (S&T;) to support cybersecurity research, development, testing, evaluation and transition and to coordinate those activities with other Federal agencies, industry, and academia. In service to the components of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Under Secretary is required to: 1) advance the development and deployment of secure information systems; 2) improve and create technologies to detect attacks or intrusions; 3) improve and create mitigation and recovery methodologies; 4)support the review of source code that underpins critical infrastructure ...

Sponsor and status

John Ratcliffe

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017
Length: 8 pages

Jan 4, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 10, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 10, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 4, 2017

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Jan 10, 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. 239 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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