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S. 1281 (115th): Hack the Department of Homeland Security Act of 2018

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A bill to establish a bug bounty pilot program within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Margaret “Maggie” Hassan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 25, 2018
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
May 25, 2017
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 Senate on April 17, 2018 but was never passed by the House.

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Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1281 will add $250,000 million in new spending.

History

May 25, 2017
 
Introduced

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Oct 4, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 26, 2018
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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.

Apr 17, 2018
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 13, 2018
 
Considered by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Sep 25, 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.

S. 1281 (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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