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H.R. 2454 (115th): Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2454 directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a data framework to integrate existing DHS datasets and systems within various components and offices for access by authorized personnel.

The bill requires the Secretary to issue guidance for DHS employees to access and contribute to the data framework and ensure a duty to share between offices and components.

The bill allows the Secretary to exclude information that may jeopardize the protection of sources, methods, or activities, compromise an investigation, be inconsistent with other federal laws or regulations, or be duplicative in the framework. The Secretary shall also incorporate auditing and security capabilities within the data framework systems.

Finally, the bill requires notification to the respective committees when the data framework is fully operational and requires regular updates on the …

Sponsor and status

Will Hurd

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2018
Length: 3 pages
May 16, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 19, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 19, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-331

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2397: Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on Jun 13, 2018. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2825: DHS Authorization Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 20, 2017. 1% incorporated. (compare text)


May 16, 2017

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May 18, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Sep 12, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Dec 6, 2018
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 12, 2018
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 19, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2454 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2454. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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