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H.R. 338: To clarify the counting of electoral votes in Congress to be a National Special Security Event.

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Next up: designating it as a National Special Security Event whenever Nicolas Cage visits the National Archives.


The Secretary of Homeland Security can designate an event as a National Special Security Event (NSEE), which significantly increases the event’s security and makes the U.S. Secret Service the lead federal agency tasked with implementing the event’s security operations.

Most of the designated events since the designation’s 1998 origin have been governmental in nature, such as presidential inaugurations, State of the Union addresses, and the quadrennial Democratic and Republican party conventions.

However, a few such events through the years have been non-governmental. These have included the Super Bowl, the last U.S.-hosted Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002, and Pope Francis’ 2015 visit to New York City, Philadelphia, and …

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Ritchie Torres

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 15th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 15, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jan 15, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 15, 2021

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3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)

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


Jan 15, 2021

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H.R. 338 is 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 H.R. 338. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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