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H.R. 21: FedRAMP Authorization Act

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To enhance the innovation, security, and availability of cloud computing products and services used in the Federal Government by establishing the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program within the General Services Administration and by establishing a risk management, authorization, and continuous monitoring process to enable the Federal Government to leverage cloud computing products and services using a risk-based approach consistent with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and cloud-based operations, and for other purposes.

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The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

Sponsor and status

Gerald Connolly

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2021
Length: 26 pages
Introduced
Jan 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 5, 2021

This bill passed in the House on January 5, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)

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

Jan 1, 2021
 
Text Published

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Jan 4, 2021
 
Introduced

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Jan 5, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 21 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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