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?
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 security …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2019
Length: 2 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 24, 2020
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 24, 2020.
104 Cosponsors (85 Democrats, 19 Republicans)
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)
May 2, 2019
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May 15, 2019
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May 30, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security
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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
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 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019, Pub. L. No. 116-108, H.R. 2476, 116th Cong. (2020).
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