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H.R. 3941: FedRAMP Authorization Act

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To enhance the innovation, security, and availability of cloud computing services used in the Federal Government by establishing the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program within the General Services Administration and by establishing a risk management, authorization, and continuous monitoring process to enable the Federal Government to leverage cloud computing services using a risk-based approach consistent with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and cloud-based operations, and for other purposes.

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The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

Sponsor and status

Gerald Connolly

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2020
Length: 25 pages
Introduced
Jul 24, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 5, 2020

This bill passed in the House on February 5, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
18% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Oversight Committee Advances Connolly FedRAMP and Restore the Partnership Legislation
    — Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11] (Sponsor) on Dec 19, 2019

Pingree Announces Award of Almost $950k from USDA to Strengthen Local and Regional Markets for Maine Agricultural Products
    — Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] on Dec 6, 2019

the daily leader: wednesday, february 5, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Feb 5, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 3941 will add $100 million in new spending through 2025.

History

Jul 24, 2019
 
Introduced

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Dec 19, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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Feb 5, 2020
 
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Feb 5, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3941 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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