About the bill
H.R. 655 establishes the Securing the Cities program within the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance the ability of federal, state, and local governments to detect and prevent nuclear and radiological attacks in high-risk urban areas.
Specifically, the bill requires the Department’s Director for Domestic Nuclear Detection to:
- Assist State, local, tribal, and territorial governments in designing and implementing, or enhancing existing, architectures for coordinated and integrated detection and interdiction of nuclear or other radiological materials that are out of ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 5 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.
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Three Donovan Homeland Security Bills”
— Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Jan 31, 2017
Oct 20, 2015
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3493 (114th).
Jan 24, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 31, 2017
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. 655 (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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