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H.R. 4617: SHIELD Act

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To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify the obligation to report acts of foreign election influence and require implementation of compliance and reporting systems by Federal campaigns to detect and report such acts, 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: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 74 pages
Introduced
Oct 8, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 23, 2019

This bill passed in the House on October 23, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
73% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for Oct. 28, 2019
    — Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 28, 2019

Congressman Panetta Votes for Legislation to Protect American Elections from Foreign Interference
    — Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 23, 2019

Sasse Slams Pelosis Attack on Free Speech
    — Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE] on Oct 23, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 4617 will add $2 million in new spending through 2024.

History

Oct 8, 2019
 
Introduced

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Oct 16, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 21, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on House Administration

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Oct 23, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4617 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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