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H.R. 4551: RANSOMWARE Act

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To amend the U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006 to provide for reporting with respect to cross-border complaints involving ransomware or other cyber-related attacks, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Gus Bilirakis

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2022
Length: 7 pages
Introduced
Jul 20, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 27, 2022

This bill passed in the House on July 27, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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

Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)

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

What legislators are saying

Two More Bilirakis Bills Advance to the House Floor
    — Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] (Sponsor) on Jul 21, 2022

the daily leader: wednesday, july 27, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 27, 2022

the daily leader: tuesday, july 26, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 25, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 4551 will be negligible.

History

Jul 20, 2021
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 28, 2021
 
Considered by Consumer Protection and Commerce

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Jun 23, 2022
 
Considered by Consumer Protection and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 20, 2022
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 22, 2022
 
Text Published

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Jul 26, 2022
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Jul 27, 2022
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4551 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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