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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

DHS Accountability Enhancement Act

Short Titles as Introduced

DHS Accountability Enhancement Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reassert article I authorities over the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
10/23/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8048)
10/12/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (9)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/24/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
10/23/2017-4:38pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/23/2017-4:38pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8048)
10/23/2017-4:32pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4038.
10/23/2017-4:32pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8048-8049)
10/23/2017-4:31pmHouseMr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
10/20/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
10/12/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
10/12/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 10/12/2017
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 10/23/2017

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security10/12/2017 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency10/20/2017 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs10/24/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (5)


Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (10/23/2017)

DHS Accountability Enhancement Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to repeal provisions limiting the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to allocate or reallocate functions among Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officers and to establish, consolidate, alter, or discontinue organizational units within DHS. Specifically, the bill removes the following requirements: (1) that the pertinent reorganization plan submitted to Congress contain specified elements; and (2) 60 days have expired after the Secretary has provided notice of, including the rationale for, the action to the appropriate congressional committees.