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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2017

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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 (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/10/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H277)
01/04/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber All Actions
01/11/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
01/10/2017-4:38pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/10/2017-4:38pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H277)
01/10/2017-4:28pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 240.
01/10/2017-4:28pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H277-279)
01/10/2017-4:28pmHouseMr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
01/04/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
01/04/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 01/04/2017
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 01/04/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Homeland Security01/04/2017 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs01/11/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (01/10/2017)

Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2017

(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.