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H.R. 7949 (116th): SMART Government Act

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To direct the chief information officer of each agency to increase efforts to manage data centers, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Ben Cline

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 7, 2020
Length: 10 pages
Aug 7, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 7, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Reps. Cline and Phillips Introduce Third Bipartisan Initiative to Reform Government
    — Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA6] (Sponsor) on Aug 20, 2020

Reps. Phillips, Cline Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Promote Efficient Technology Use By Federal Agencies
    — Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN3] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 7, 2020

Reps. Cline and Phillips Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring Greater Transparency to the Lobbying Industry
    — Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA6] (Sponsor) on Aug 13, 2020

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Aug 7, 2020

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 7949 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 7949. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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