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H.R. 504: DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act


To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security to develop an engagement strategy with fusion centers, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Don Bacon

Sponsor. Representative for Nebraska's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jan 11, 2019
Status

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Feb 10, 2020

This bill was passed by Congress on February 10, 2020 and goes to the President next.

Prognosis
99% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Bacons First Bill of 116th Congress Passes House Within First Month
    — Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2] (Sponsor) on Jan 29, 2019

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - February 07, 2020
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Feb 10, 2020

the daily leader: monday, february 10, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Feb 9, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 504 will add $15 million in new spending through 2024.

History

Jan 11, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jan 29, 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.

Feb 13, 2019
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 25, 2019
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jul 25, 2019
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 7, 2020
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Feb 10, 2020
 
House Agreed to Changes

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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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Signed by the President

H.R. 504 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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