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H.R. 4900 (117th): Protect the Capitol Act of 2021

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Should they remain in “The Swamp,” or expand to Florida and the literal swamps?


Since 1828, the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) has long been tasked with protecting the U.S. Capitol Building and the surrounding complex. While it has expanded in its size and scope through the years, now comprising more than 2,300 officers and a $460 million budget, it has always remained solely focused on Washington, D.C.

Until now. In response to the January 6 riot and attempted insurrection which left five people dead, USCP announced plans to open regional field offices in both Florida and California to investigate threats against the Capitol Building and individual members of Congress, since those two states alone comprise the majority of such threats, which have increased 107 …

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Gregory Steube

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 17th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Jul 30, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 30, 2021, 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).



Jul 30, 2021

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

H.R. 4900 (117th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4900. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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