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S. 1060: Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2019

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A bill to deter foreign interference in United States elections, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Chris Van Hollen Jr.

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2019
Length: 27 pages
Apr 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 8, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 8, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Van Hollen, Rubio Continue to Push for DETER Act in NDAA Negotiations
    — Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Nov 15, 2019

Rubio, Van Hollen Continue to Push for DETER Act in NDAA Negotiations
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 15, 2019

Fitzpatrick, Schneider, Katko, and Sherman Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Putin, Foreign Entities Accountable for Election Interference
    — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] on Oct 1, 2020

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Apr 8, 2019

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