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H.R. 2595 (115th): Strengthening the Department of Homeland Security Secure Mail Initiative Act

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To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide for an option under the Secure Mail Initiative under which a person to whom a document is sent under that initiative may elect to have the United States Postal Service use the Hold for Pickup service or the Signature Confirmation service in delivering the document, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Length: 6 pages
May 23, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 12, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


8 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

See Instead

S. 1208 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Dec 21, 2017


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Reps. Speier, Woodall and Senator Menendez Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Ensure Immigration Documents Reach Recipients Via Secure Mail
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on May 24, 2017

Washington Watch - 12/11/17
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7, 2011-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 11, 2017

King Praises Bipartisanship
    — Rep. Steve King [R-IA4, 2013-2020] on Dec 12, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 2595 will be negligible.


May 23, 2017

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Dec 12, 2017
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H.R. 2595 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2595. 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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