About the bill
H.R. 678 requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an assessment of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees, including those from DHS components, detailed to fusion centers to determine whether additional personnel should be detailed to such centers.
The bill also expresses the sense of Congress that any program established by the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A;) to provide state and local analysts located in fusion centers access to classified information be consistent with an Executive Order regarding the classification, safeguarding, and declassification of national security information.
The bill also requires I&A; to provide a report within two years of enactment on whether a higher clearance level improves threat awareness and information sharing, evaluate the existing systems used to share information between the Department and state and …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 8 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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4 Cosponsors (3 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“On the House Floor This Week - 1/30/2017”
— Rep. John K. Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Jan 30, 2017
“Tipton Votes to Bolster American Hydropower Production”
— Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3, 2011-2020] on Nov 8, 2017
“THE WEEK AHEAD: The U.S. House for the week of January 30, 2017”
— Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Jan 30, 2017
Nov 2, 2015
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3503 (114th).
Jan 24, 2017
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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. 678 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 678. 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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