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H.R. 1079: Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services for Constituents Act of 2019

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About the bill

Currently, you have to mail or fax a physical letter for some actions undertaken by congressional offices. The CASES for Constituents Act would finally allow digital alternatives in addition.


For 44 years and counting, the Privacy Act of 1974 has mandated that members of Congress get written authorization from a constituent before undertaking case work with the federal government on the constituent’s behalf. That can even include for emergency situations such as with FEMA, the VA, Social Security, or Medicare.

A Louisiana congressman gave a recent example.

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Sponsor and status

Garret Graves

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Feb 7, 2019

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 11, 2019

This bill passed in the House on February 11, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

37% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 7, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 11, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

May 15, 2019
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 1079 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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