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H.R. 4921: STB Information Security Improvement Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4921 requires the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to implement certain recommendations for the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Transportation (DOT). According to the DOT IG, the STB’s information security program is at the Ad Hoc maturity level and in need of effective and long term improvements. The STB concurred with the DOT IG’s recommendations. This bill ensures that proprietary information is secured and the STB must develop a timeline to implement improvements and update Congress annually.

In October 2017, the DOT IG published a ...

Sponsor and status

Paul Mitchell

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

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018
Length: 3 pages

Feb 5, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 10, 2018

This bill passed in the House on April 10, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


31% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

S. 2844 (same title)
Ordered Reported — May 22, 2018


Feb 5, 2018

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Feb 14, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Apr 5, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Apr 10, 2018
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.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4921 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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