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H.R. 6447 (115th): Department of Homeland Security Chief Data Officer Authorization Act

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To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the position of Chief Data Officer of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

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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

John Carter

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 31st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jul 19, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 4, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Carter's Bill to Increase DHS Transparency Passes House
    — Rep. John Carter [R-TX31] (Sponsor) on Sep 5, 2018

House Passes 11 Committee Bills to Secure The Homeland, Including BITMAP
    — Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 5, 2018

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - September 07, 2018
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Sep 11, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 6447 will add $5 million in new spending through 2023.

History

Jul 19, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jul 24, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 4, 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.

Sep 4, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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H.R. 6447 (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. 6447. 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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