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H.R. 2722: SAFE Act

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To protect elections for public office by providing financial support and enhanced security for the infrastructure used to carry out such elections, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Zoe Lofgren

Sponsor. Representative for California's 19th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2019
Length: 72 pages
Introduced
May 14, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 27, 2019

This bill passed in the House on June 27, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Democrats Introduce SHIELD Act to Combat Foreign Interference in American Elections
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] (Sponsor) on Oct 10, 2019

Houses Passes Kildee Bill to Protect the Right to Vote
    — Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 6, 2019

Kilmer, House Democrats Introduce SHIELD Act to Combat Foreign Interference in American Elections
    — Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6] on Oct 8, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2722 will add $1.1 billion in new spending through 2024.

History

May 14, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 21, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 26, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on House Administration

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Jun 27, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2722 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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