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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2016

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To encourage engagement between the Department of Homeland Security and technology innovators, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
06/21/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 347 - 8 (Roll no. 336).(text: CR H3988)
06/21/2016Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 114-630.
06/07/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date Chamber All Actions
06/22/2016SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
06/21/2016-7:08pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/21/2016-7:08pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 347 - 8 (Roll no. 336). (text: CR H3988)
06/21/2016-7:01pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4026-4027)
06/21/2016-3:15pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
06/21/2016-3:06pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5389.
06/21/2016-3:06pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3988-3989)
06/21/2016-3:06pmHouseMr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
06/21/2016HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 489.
06/21/2016HouseReported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 114-630.
06/08/2016HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
06/08/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
06/07/2016HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
06/07/2016HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 06/07/2016
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 06/07/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Homeland Security06/07/2016 Referred to
06/08/2016 Markup by
06/21/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-630
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs06/22/2016 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (06/21/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) engage with innovative and emerging technology developers and firms, including technology-based small businesses and startup ventures, to address homeland security needs; and (2) develop, submit to Congress, and implement a DHS-wide strategy to proactively engage with such developers and firms that focuses on sustainable methods and guidance to build relationships to establish, develop, and enhance DHS capabilities to address such needs.

DHS may establish personnel and office space in areas in the United States with high concentrations of such developers and firms, co-located with other assets of DHS or other federal facilities, where possible.

No additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this bill.