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H.R. 2825: Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act

H.R. 2825 authorizes the activities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and provides necessary oversight and guidance to the Department to ensure that it is effectively carrying out the mission of securing the homeland. A full section-by-section of the legislation can be found here and executive summary can be found here. Major provisions include the following: Title I – ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

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Overview

Introduced:

Jun 8, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 20, 2017

This bill passed in the House on July 20, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Michael McCaul

Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017
Length: 576 pages

Prognosis:

57% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 8, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 14, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 14, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 28, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jul 17, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jul 20, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2825 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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