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H.R. 4708: Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.

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.

Sponsor and status

Michael McCaul

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2018
Length: 3 pages

Dec 21, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019


Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 14, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 14, 2018.


Pub.L. 115-125

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1103: Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017

Passed Senate (House next) on Oct 5, 2017. 92% incorporated. (compare text)


Dec 21, 2017

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Jan 11, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 30, 2018
Passed Senate

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.

Feb 14, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4708 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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