A bill to establish a commission to reform and modernize the Department of State.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Tennessee. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 6, 2022
Length: 26 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on March 23, 2022, 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).
4 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Bass Statement on Action Against Nepotism and Ethics Violations at U.S. Department of State”
— Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37, 2013-2022] on Jun 8, 2022
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What stakeholders are saying
Jan 12, 2022
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 23, 2022
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
S. 3491 (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 S. 3491. 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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