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S. 3636 (116th): United States Secret Service Mission Improvement and Realignment Act of 2020

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Where should the agency tasked with politician security and protection be housed?


The Secret Service began in 1865 primarily to combat counterfeit money, which is why it was housed within the Treasury Department. Its protective function began in 1901 after the assassination of President McKinley. Yet it has always investigated financial crimes even to this day, although that remains its less prominent mission in the public consciousness. In 2003, the Secret Service moved to the newly-created Department of Homeland Security.

Yet now some are now calling for the agency to return to the Treasury Department once again, for increased prioritization. Within the Treasury it would be the second-largest agency behind only the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), while currently under Homeland Security it only constitutes 3 percent of the …

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Lindsey Graham

Sponsor. Senator for South Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 6, 2020
Length: 24 pages
May 6, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 6, 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).


7 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 3 Republicans)



May 6, 2020

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S. 3636 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3636. 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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