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H.R. 5399 (115th): Civil Defense Preparedness Act of 2018

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To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to clarify that grants made pursuant to the Urban Area Security Initiative and the State Homeland Security Grant Program may be used to increase the preparedness of high-risk State, local, territorial, and tribal governments against weapons of mass destruction and biological and chemical attacks, and for other purposes.

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Tulsi Gabbard

Sponsor. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018
Length: 5 pages
Mar 22, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 22, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls on Congress to Pass READI Act to Improve Nationwide Emergency Alert System
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Sponsor) on Oct 4, 2018

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, Colleen Hanabusa Introduce Bill to Increase Hawaii, Nationwide Civil Defense Preparedness
    — Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 2, 2018

VIDEO: Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, Colleen Hanabusa Introduce Bill to Improve Nationwide Emergency Alert System
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Sponsor) on Jul 26, 2018

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Mar 22, 2018

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H.R. 5399 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5399. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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