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H.R. 4502: Modernizing the Acquisition of Cybersecurity Experts Act

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To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow Federal agencies to establish educational requirements for certain cybersecurity positions in the competitive service, and for other purposes.

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Nancy Mace

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2023
Jul 10, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Ordered Reported on Jul 12, 2023

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 12, 2023.

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

The House Majority Leader indicated on Sep 30, 2023 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.


1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)

34% chance of being enacted (details)


Jul 10, 2023

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Jul 12, 2023
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Sep 20, 2023
Text Published

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Sep 30, 2023
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Sep 30, 2023
Text Published

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

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H.R. 4502 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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