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H.R. 1252: DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1252 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. 1252 establishes the Under Secretary for Management as the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Acquisition Officer responsible for approving, pausing, modifying, or canceling major acquisition programs as needed. The legislation defines major acquisition programs as total expenditures above $300 million. The Under Secretary can delegate such authorities for amounts below this threshold.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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

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Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 407
225 182
  Nay 1
1 0
Not Voting 21
10 11
Required: 2/3 source:

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