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H.R. 2476: Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019


About the bill

Following a string of mass shootings at churches, synagogues, and mosques in the past few years, should the government do more to beef up security at such locations?

Context

26 attendees died in a 2017 mass shooting at a Texas church. 11 attendees died in a 2018 mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Nine parishioners died in a 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church. 51 people died in May’s mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque.

While federal facilities are extremely well-protected, so-called “soft targets” such as houses of worship are another story. Should the federal government be helping to protect more of those as well?

What the legislation does

New legislation would create a new program within the Department of Homeland Security to provide grants for ...

Sponsor and status

Bennie Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 26, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 2, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 24, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 24, 2020.

Law
Pub.L. 116-108
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

rep Lieu praises house support of religious and non profit institution safety grants
    — Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 11, 2019

Gottheimer-backed Bipartisan Bill to Support Counterterrorism Security Grants for Religious Institutions Passes House
    — Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 11, 2019

My Votes – Week of June 10
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on Jun 14, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2476 will add $368 million in new spending through 2029.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1539: Protecting Faith-Based and Nonprofit Organizations From Terrorism Act of 2019

Ordered Reported on Jun 19, 2019. 78% incorporated. (compare text)

History

May 2, 2019
 
Introduced

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May 15, 2019
 
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.

May 30, 2019
 
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.

Jun 10, 2019
 
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.

Dec 19, 2019
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 24, 2020
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2476 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2476. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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