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S. 2269: SWAMP Act

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About the bill

Should more federal departments and agencies be situated outside the nation’s capital?

Context

Since 1947, federal law has required all agencies and departments be located in or around Washington, D.C.

But that may be changing slightly under the Trump Administration. The Agriculture Department announced in June that it would relocate two agencies to Kansas City, while the Interior Department announced in July that it would relocate one of its agencies to Colorado.

What the bill does

The SWAMP Act, or Strategic Withdrawal of Agencies for Meaningful Placement Act ...

Sponsor and status

Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jul 25, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jul 25, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 25, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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

Jul 25, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2269 is 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.

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