About the bill
H.R. 642 amends the Homeland Security Act to enhance the partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Network of Fusion Centers. Specifically, the bill requires the DHS Secretary to coordinate with the heads of other federal departments and agencies to provide operational and intelligence advice to fusion centers and support their efforts to operate efficiently and effectively. The bill requires the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A;) to ensure fusion centers have access to homeland security information sharing systems and that DHS personnel are deployed to support fusion centers in a manner consistent with the Department’s mission and statutory limits. The bill further requires I&A; to negotiate memoranda of understanding between the Department and state and local governments, in coordination with fusion centers, regarding the …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 12 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 31, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
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2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Barletta Honors Law Enforcement in Recognition of National Police Week”
— Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on May 17, 2018
Nov 2, 2015
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3598 (114th).
Jan 24, 2017
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Jan 31, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
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H.R. 642 (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. 642. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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