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H.R. 6198 (115th): Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6198 ensures the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the structure, authority, and tools necessary to counter the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Specifically, the legislation consolidates the Office of Health Affairs (OHA), the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), and other programs and personnel in the Science and Technology Directorate, Office of Policy, and Office of Operations Coordination into a Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office. In addition, the legislation establishes the Securing the Cities program.

The Office of Health Affairs coordinates some of the chemical and ...

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Daniel Donovan Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2018
Length: 18 pages
Introduced
Jun 22, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 7213: Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2018. (compare text)
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History

Jun 22, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jul 24, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 7, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Sep 12, 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.

H.R. 6198 (115th) was 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.

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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