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H.R. 1294: Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1294 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 1294 requires that the Department of Homeland Security’s major acquisition programs be subject to great Departmental and Congressional oversight when they fail to meet key cost, schedule, or performance requirements. Specifically, the legislation establishes a remediation plan and root cause analysis of a “breach” in a major acquisition program. The Under Secretary for Management at the Department is required to review and approve the plan, submit the plan and analysis to Congress, and take corrective action. The legislation defines a major acquisition program as an expenditure of at least $300 million.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

115th Congress
Mar 20, 2017
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

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Key: R Yea D Yea
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 408
227 181
  Nay 0
0 0
Not Voting 21
9 12
Required: 2/3 source:

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Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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