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H.R. 7299 (117th): SVAC Act of 2022

To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to obtain an independent cybersecurity assessment of information systems of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Frank Mrvan

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Mar 30, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2022

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 27, 2022.

Pub.L. 117-302

6 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Garbarino Bills In Support of Veterans Pass House Veterans Affairs Committee
    — Rep. Andrew Garbarino [R-NY2] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 25, 2022

Rep. Mace on Passage of Four Bills out of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs
    — Rep. Nancy Mace [R-SC1] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 19, 2022

the daily leader: thursday, november 17, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 16, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 7299 will add $15 million in new spending through 2027.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3863: Strengthening VA Cybersecurity Act of 2022

Introduced on Mar 17, 2022. 89% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 30, 2022

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Jul 19, 2022
Ordered Reported

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Nov 11, 2022
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Nov 17, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by special rule so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 19, 2022
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 27, 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 7299 (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. 7299. 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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