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S. 1281: Hack the Department of Homeland Security Act of 2017

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Margaret “Maggie” Hassan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
Length: 12 pages

May 25, 2017


Ordered Reported on Oct 4, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 4, 2017.


24% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 25, 2017

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Oct 4, 2017
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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.

Passed Senate (House next)

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 1281 is 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.

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