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H.R. 6198: Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018

About the bill

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 ...

Sponsor and status

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

Jun 22, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 12, 2018

This bill passed in the House on September 12, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


85% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 22, 2018

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Jul 24, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Sep 7, 2018
On House Schedule

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

Sep 7, 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.

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.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 6198 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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