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H.R. 5206: Office of Biometric Identity Management Authorization Act of 2018

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To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Office of Biometric Identity Management, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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

Martha McSally

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

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

Mar 7, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 25, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 25, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

32% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jun 6, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 21, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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

Jun 21, 2018
 
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.

Jun 25, 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.

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 5206 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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