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H.R. 505: Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 505 requires the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that each border security technology acquisition program with an expected lifecycle cost of at least $300 million have an acquisition program baseline approved by the relevant acquisition decision authority.

The bill also requires the Secretary to document that each such program is meeting cost, schedule, and performance thresholds as specified in its baseline and complies with departmental acquisition policies and the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and have a plan for meeting program implementation objectives by managing ...

Sponsor and status

Martha McSally

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Jan 12, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 31, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 31, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

S. 146 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Oct 4, 2017


Jan 12, 2017

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

Jan 31, 2017
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. 505 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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