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H.R. 4990: Election Technology Research Act of 2019

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To direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation to carry out research and other activities to promote the security and modernization of voting systems, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Mikie Sherrill

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2020
Length: 16 pages
Nov 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Nov 14, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 14, 2019.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Rep. Sherrill’s Bipartisan Election Security Bill Approved by the House Science Committee
    — Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11] (Sponsor) on Nov 14, 2019

Gonzalez election security bill unanimously passes House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
    — Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH16] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 14, 2019

Crist amendment improves access to the polls for visually impaired
    — Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13] on Nov 14, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 4990 will add $107 million in new spending through 2025.


Nov 8, 2019

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Nov 14, 2019
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Feb 13, 2020
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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