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H.R. 240: Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 240 directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to engage with innovative and emerging technology developers and firms to address homeland security needs. In addition, the legislation authorizes the Secretary to establish personnel and office space in specific geographic areas within the United States if the Secretary identifies high concentrations of innovative and emerging technology developers and firms. Finally, H.R. 240 directs the Secretary to develop and implement a strategic plan for a Department-wide strategy to proactively engage with innovative and emerging technology developers and firms. The plan ...

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John Ratcliffe

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

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017
Length: 5 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.

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Passed Senate

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H.R. 240 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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