Bills to Shield the Homeland

The Homeland Security Committee continues to pass bipartisan legislation that seeks to secure America’s borders, protect against cyber-attacks, ensure that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security runs efficiently, and shield the homeland from both international and domestic threats.

The Homeland Security Committee passed 111 bills through the House; 32 of those bills became public law (P.L.).

 

115th Congress

 

Public Laws (32)

H.R. 366, DHS Stop Asset and Vehicle Excess (SAVE) Act, introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), passed the House on January 31, 2017; passed the Senate on May 2, 2017; House passed the amended Senate version on May 23, 2017; signed into law on June 6, 2017 (P.L. 115-38).

 

H.R. 1238, Securing our Agriculture and Food Act, introduced by Rep. David Young (R-IA), passed the House on March 22, 2017; passed the Senate on May 24, 2017; House passed the amended Senate version on June 20, 2017; signed into law on June 30, 2017 (P.L. 115-43).

 

H.R. 1616, Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), passed the House on May 16, 2017; passed the Senate on October 2, 2017; House passed the amended Senate version on October 12, 2017; signed into law on November 2, 2017 (P.L. 115-76).

 

S. 504, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017, introduced by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), passed the Senate on September 26, 2017; passed the House on October 23, 2017; signed into law on November 2, 2017 (115-79).

 

H.R. 2142, INTERDICT Act, introduced by Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA), passed the House on October 24, 2017; passed the Senate on December 21, 2017; signed into law on January 10, 2018 (P.L. 115-112).

 

H.R. 4708, Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), passed the House on January 11, 2018; passed the Senate on January 30, 2018; signed into law on February 14, 2018 (P.L. 115-125).

 

H.R. 5729, Transportation Worker Identification Credential Accountability Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on July 10, 2018; passed the Senate on July 26, 2018; signed into law on August 2, 2018 (P.L. 115-230).

 

H.R. 6401, Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and senior member of the House Judiciary Committee Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), passed the House on September 26, 2018; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 876, Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on April 25, 2017 by a vote of 409-0; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 6265, PreCheck is PreCheck Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 1309, TSA Administrator Modernization Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on March 20, 2017 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 5730, Transportation Security Technology Innovation Reform Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on June 25, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 3328, Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on October 23, 2017 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 2132, Traveler Redress Improvement Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on June 20, 2017 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 5081, Surface Transportation Security and Technology Accountability Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on June 25, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 4577, Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), passed the House on January 9, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 3669, Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS), passed the House on December 11, 2017 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 4559, Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS), passed the House on January 9, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 4561, Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation of Capabilities for our Homeland Act, introduced by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), passed the House on January 9, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 4467, Strengthening Aviation Security Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), passed the House on March 22, 2018 by a vote of 408-0; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 665, Airport Perimeter and Access Control Security Act, introduced by Rep. William Keating (D-MA), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 4176, Air Cargo Security Improvement Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) passed the House on March 19, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 6459, TSA Opportunities to Pursue Expanded Networks for Business Act, introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 5131, Surface Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), passed the House on  March 22, 2018 by a vote of 409-5; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 6461, TSA National Deployment Force Act, introduced by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 5089, Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), passed the House on March 22, 2018 by a vote of 397-1; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 1353, Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), passed the House on March 21, 2017 by a vote of 414-2; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 5766, Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), passed the House on June 25, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 5869, Maritime Border Security Review Act, introduced by Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 3101, Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA), passed the House on October 24, 2017 by voice vote; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 2831, Maritime Security Coordination Improvement Act, introduced by Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL), passed the House on June 20, 2017; passed the Senate on October 3, 2018; signed into law as part of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on October 5, 2018 (H.R. 302, P.L. 115–254).

 

H.R. 3359, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), passed the House on December 11, 2017 by voice vote; passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent on October 3, 2018; signed into law on November 16, 2018 (P.L. 115-278.

 

Passed by the House (80)

H.R. 58, First Responder Identification of Emergency Needs in Disaster Situations (FRIENDS) Act, introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 239, Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), passed the House on January 10, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 240, Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), passed the House on January 10, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 347, DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act, introduced by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 437, Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act, introduced by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 505, Border Security Technology Accountability Act, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 526, Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 549, Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act, introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 584, Cyber Preparedness Act, introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 612, United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act, introduced by Rep. James Langevin (D-RI), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 625, Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), passed the House on June 20, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 642, Fusion Center Enhancement Act, introduced by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 655, Securing the Cities Act, introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 666, Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Peter King (R-NY), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 677, CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 678, Department of Homeland Security Support to Fusion Centers Act, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 687, First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act, introduced by Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 690, Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act, introduced by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 697, Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act, introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), passed the House on January 31, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 1249, DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), passed the House on March 20, 2017 by a vote of 409-0.

H.R. 1252, DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), passed the House on March 20, 2017 by a vote of 407-1.

H.R. 1282, DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-VA), passed the House on June 21, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 1294, Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act, introduced by Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL), passed the House on March 20, 2017 by a vote of 408-0.

H.R. 1297, Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), passed the House on March 21, 2017 by a vote of 415-0.

H.R. 1302, Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), passed the House on March 24, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 1365, Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act, introduced by Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), passed the House on March 24, 2017 by a vote of 424-0.

H.R. 1370, Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), passed the House on May 23, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 1372, Homeland Security for Children Act, introduced by Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), passed the House on April 25, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 1486, Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), passed the House on January 9, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 2131, Fixing Internal Response to Misconduct Act, introduced by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), passed the House on June 21, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2169, Improving Fusion Centers’ Access to Information Act, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on May 17, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2182, Plum Island Preservation Act, introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), passed the House on July 25, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2190, Streamlining DHS Overhead Act, introduced by Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL), passed the House on June 20, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2213, Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ),passed the House on June 7, 2017 by a vote of 282-137.

H.R. 2281, Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX), passed the House on May 17, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2283, Department of Homeland Security Morale, Recognition, Learning and Engagement Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), passed the House on June 20, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2427, Pathways to Improving Homeland Security At the Local Level Act, introduced by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), passed the House on September 12, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2433, Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists Use of Virtual Currencies Act, introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), passed the House on September 12, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2442, Office of State and Local Law Enforcement Information Sharing Review Act,  introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), passed the House on September 12, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2443, Department of Homeland Security Classified Facility Inventory Act, introduced by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), passed the House on September 12, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2453, DHS Intelligence Rotational Assignment Program Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), passed the House on September 12, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2454, Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), passed the House on September 12, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2468, Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act, introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), passed the House on September 12, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2470, Homeland Threat Assessment Act, introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), passed the House on September 12, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2471, Terrorist Release Announcements to Counter Extremist Recidivism Act, introduced by Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL), passed the House on September 12, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 2825, Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), passed the House on July 20, 2017 by a vote of 386-41.

H.R. 3202, Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act, introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), passed the House on January 9, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 3284, Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), passed the House on September 14, 2017 by a vote of 398-4.

H.R. 3551, C-TPAT Reauthorization Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), passed the House on October 23, 2017 by a vote of 402-1.

H.R. 4038, DHS Accountability Enhancement Act, introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), passed the House on October 23, 2017 by voice vote.

H.R. 4227, Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), passed the House on March 22, 2018 by a vote of 417-2.

H.R. 4433, Securing DHS Firearms Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) passed the House on January 9, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 4555, DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL), passed the House on January 9, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 4564, Post-Caliphate Threat Assessment Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), passed the House on January 9, 2018 by a vote of 413-0.

H.R. 4567, DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), passed the House on January 10, 2018 by a vote of 415-0.

H.R. 4569, Counterterrorism Information Sharing Improvement Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), passed the House on January 9, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 4581, Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), passed the House on January 9, 2018 by a vote of 415-1.

H.R. 4627, Shielding Public Spaces from Vehicular Terrorism Act, introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), passed the House on June 25, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 4991, Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act, introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), passed the House on June 19, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 5074, DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), passed the House on March 19, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 5079, DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act, introduced by Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), passed the House on March 19, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 5094, Enhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Act, introduced by Rep. Peter King (R-NY), passed the House on February 26, 2018 by a voice vote.

H.R. 5099, Enhancing DHS’ Fusion Center Technical Assistance Program Act, introduced by Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS), passed the House on March 19, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 5206, Office of Biometric Identity Management Authorization Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), passed the House on June 25, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 5207, Immigration Advisory Program Authorization Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), passed the House on June 25, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 5733, DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), passed the House on June 25, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 5762, Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2018 introduced by Rep. James Langevin (D-RI), passed the House on June 19, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6198, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), passed the House on September 12, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6374, Fitness Information Transparency Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6400, United States Ports Of Entry Threat And Operational Review Act, introduced by Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6430, Securing the Homeland Security Supply Chain Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Peter King (R-NY), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6438, DHS Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator Act, introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6439, Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act of 2018, introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by a vote of 272-119.

H.R. 6443, Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act, introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6447, Department of Homeland Security Chief Data Officer Authorization Act, introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-TX), passed the House on September 4, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6620, Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act, introduced by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), passed the House on September 25, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6735, Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), passed the House on September 25, 2018 by a vote of

H.R. 6740, Border Tunnel Task Force Act, introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), passed the House on September 25, 2018 by voice vote.

H.R. 6742, Secure Border Communications Act, introduced by Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), passed the House on September 25, 2018 by voice vote.


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