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S. 139: Rapid DNA Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass S. 139 in the House. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA Act, a bill to expand the use of DNA in law enforcement. In August 2017, its identical companion bill H.R. 510 was enacted in its place. On January 11, 2018, the House replaced the text of this bill, which had become moot by the enactment of an identical bill, with the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act, which was originally introduced as S. 2010.

Totals Republicans Democrats
Yea 256
 
 
59%
191
 
65
 
Nay 164
 
 
38%
45
 
119
 
Not Voting 12
 
 
3%
3
 
9
 
Date:
Jan 11, 2018
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Required:
Simple Majority
Result:
Passed
Source:
house.gov

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