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Titles (12)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

SHIELD Act
Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2019
  • Honest Ads Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

SHIELD Act
Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act

Short Titles as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • Honest Ads Act

Short Titles as Introduced

SHIELD Act
Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2019
  • Honest Ads Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify the obligation to report acts of foreign election influence and require implementation of compliance and reporting systems by Federal campaigns to detect and report such acts, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date Actions Overview
10/23/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 227 - 181 (Roll no. 583).
10/21/2019Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
10/21/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 116-246, Part I.
10/08/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (69)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/28/2019SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
10/23/2019-6:26pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/23/2019-6:26pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 227 - 181 (Roll no. 583).
10/23/2019-6:17pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 225 (Roll no. 582).
10/23/2019-6:13pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10/23/2019-6:04pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes on the Rodney Davis (IL) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike subsection (b) of section 1 and all that follows and insert the text of the bill entitled the "Honest Elections Act".
10/23/2019-6:04pmHouseMr. Davis, Rodney moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on House Administration. (text: CR H8439-8440)
10/23/2019-6:02pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10/23/2019-6:02pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10/23/2019-6:01pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4617.
10/23/2019-6:00pmHouseH.Amdt.639 On agreeing to the Lesko amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 231 (Roll no. 581).
10/23/2019-5:26pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Lesko amendment, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10/23/2019-5:26pmHouseH.Amdt.651 On agreeing to the Spanberger amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-5:18pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Spanberger amendment No. 14.
10/23/2019-5:18pmHouseH.Amdt.651 Amendment (A014) offered by Ms. Spanberger. (consideration: CR H8437-8438; text: CR H8437)
10/23/2019-5:18pmHouseH.Amdt.650 On agreeing to the Cunningham amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-5:14pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 13.
10/23/2019-5:14pmHouseH.Amdt.650 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Cunningham. (consideration: CR H8436-8437; text: CR H8436)
10/23/2019-5:13pmHouseH.Amdt.649 On agreeing to the Cunningham amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-5:09pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 12.
10/23/2019-5:09pmHouseH.Amdt.649 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Cunningham. (consideration: CR H8436; text: CR H8436)
10/23/2019-5:09pmHouseH.Amdt.648 On agreeing to the Sherrill amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-5:03pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sherrill amendment No. 11.
10/23/2019-5:03pmHouseH.Amdt.648 Amendment (A011) offered by Ms. Sherrill. (consideration: CR H8435-8436; text: CR H8435)
10/23/2019-5:03pmHouseH.Amdt.647 On agreeing to the Slotkin amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-4:59pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Slotkin amendment No. 10.
10/23/2019-4:59pmHouseH.Amdt.647 Amendment (A010) offered by Ms. Slotkin. (consideration: CR H8434-8435; text: CR H8434)
10/23/2019-4:59pmHouseH.Amdt.646 On agreeing to the Houlahan amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-4:53pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Houlahan amendment No. 9.
10/23/2019-4:53pmHouseH.Amdt.646 Amendment (A009) offered by Ms. Houlahan. (consideration: CR H8433-8434; text: CR H8433)
10/23/2019-4:52pmHouseH.Amdt.645 On agreeing to the Delgado amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-4:44pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delgado amendment No. 8.
10/23/2019-4:44pmHouseH.Amdt.645 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Delgado. (consideration: CR H8432-8433; text: CR H8432)
10/23/2019-4:43pmHouseH.Amdt.644 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-4:39pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 7.
10/23/2019-4:39pmHouseH.Amdt.644 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Brown (MD). (consideration: CR H8431-8432; text: CR H8431)
10/23/2019-4:38pmHouseH.Amdt.643 On agreeing to the Swalwell (CA) amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-4:28pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Swalwell (CA) amendment No. 6.
10/23/2019-4:28pmHouseH.Amdt.643 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Swalwell (CA). (consideration: CR H8430-8431; text: CR H8430)
10/23/2019-4:28pmHouseH.Amdt.642 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-4:17pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 5.
10/23/2019-4:17pmHouseH.Amdt.642 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Langevin. (consideration: CR H8428-8430; text: CR H8428)
10/23/2019-4:16pmHouseH.Amdt.641 On agreeing to the Levin (MI) amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-4:10pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Levin (MI) amendment No. 4.
10/23/2019-4:10pmHouseH.Amdt.641 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Levin (MI). (consideration: CR H8427-8428; text: CR H8427)
10/23/2019-4:10pmHouseH.Amdt.640 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-4:03pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 3.
10/23/2019-4:03pmHouseH.Amdt.640 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Lynch. (consideration: CR H8426-8427; text: CR H8426-8427)
10/23/2019-4:03pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lesko amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Lesko demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/23/2019-3:52pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lesko amendment No. 2.
10/23/2019-3:52pmHouseH.Amdt.639 Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Lesko. (consideration: CR H8425-8426, H8438; text: CR H8425)
10/23/2019-3:52pmHouseH.Amdt.638 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2019-3:44pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 1.
10/23/2019-3:44pmHouseH.Amdt.638 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. DeSaulnier. (consideration: CR H8424-8425; text: CR H8424)
10/23/2019-2:33pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4617.
10/23/2019-2:32pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Chairman of the Committee.
10/23/2019-2:32pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 650 and Rule XVIII.
10/23/2019-2:31pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 4617 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
10/23/2019-2:31pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 650. (consideration: CR H8410-8442)
10/23/2019-2:30pmHouseRule H. Res. 650 passed House.
10/22/2019-5:17pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 650 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4617 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
10/21/2019HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 196.
10/21/2019HouseCommittee on the Judiciary discharged.
10/21/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 116-246, Part I.
10/16/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 6 - 1.
Action By: Committee on House Administration
10/16/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on House Administration
10/08/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
10/08/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
10/08/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (137)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]* 10/08/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 10/08/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 10/11/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 10/11/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 10/11/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 10/11/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 10/11/2019
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 10/11/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 10/11/2019
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 10/11/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 10/11/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 10/11/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 10/11/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 10/11/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 10/11/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 10/11/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 10/11/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 10/11/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 10/11/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 10/11/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 10/11/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 10/11/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 10/11/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 10/11/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 10/11/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 10/11/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 10/11/2019
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 10/11/2019
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 10/11/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 10/11/2019
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 10/11/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 10/11/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 10/11/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 10/11/2019
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 10/11/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 10/11/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 10/11/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 10/11/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 10/11/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 10/11/2019
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 10/11/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 10/11/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 10/11/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 10/11/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 10/11/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 10/15/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 10/15/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 10/15/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 10/15/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 10/15/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 10/15/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 10/15/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 10/15/2019
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 10/15/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 10/15/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 10/15/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 10/15/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 10/15/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 10/15/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 10/16/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 10/16/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 10/16/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 10/16/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 10/16/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 10/16/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 10/16/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 10/16/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 10/16/2019
Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] 10/16/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 10/16/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 10/16/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 10/16/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 10/16/2019
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 10/16/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 10/16/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 10/16/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 10/16/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 10/16/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 10/16/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 10/16/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 10/16/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 10/16/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 10/16/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 10/16/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 10/16/2019
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 10/16/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 10/18/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 10/18/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 10/18/2019
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 10/18/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 10/18/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 10/18/2019
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] 10/18/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 10/18/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 10/18/2019
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 10/18/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 10/18/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 10/21/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 10/21/2019
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 10/21/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 10/21/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 10/21/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 10/21/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 10/21/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 10/21/2019
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 10/21/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 10/21/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 10/21/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 10/21/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 10/21/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 10/21/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 10/21/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 10/21/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 10/21/2019
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 10/21/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] 10/21/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 10/21/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 10/21/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 10/21/2019

Committees (3)

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
Committee on House Administration10/08/2019 Referred to
10/16/2019 Markup by
10/21/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-246
House Judiciary10/08/2019 Referred to
10/21/2019 Discharged from
Senate Rules and Administration10/28/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

There are 3 summaries for H.R.4617. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House (10/23/2019)

Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act or the SHIELD Act

This bill establishes a duty to report election interference from foreign entities, applies existing campaign advertising requirements to online advertisements, and generally limits political spending and election interference by foreign entities.

Specifically, a political committee must report certain foreign contacts involving an offer of unlawful election assistance to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Election Commission. The bill establishes criminal penalties for violations of these requirements.

This bill establishes that an alien engaging in improper election interference shall be deportable and inadmissible into the United States.

Existing requirements for political advertisements and electioneering communications apply to internet and digital advertisements, including requirements related to disclosures and contributions. Additionally, large online platforms must maintain a public database of certain political advertisements.

The bill prohibits the distribution of certain deceptive audio or visual media within 60 days of an election.

The bill places limitations on political spending by foreign entities. Specifically, foreign entities may not (1) contribute to campaigns related to ballot initiatives and referenda, or (2) make disbursements for certain internet activity referring to a candidate or a political issue.

A candidate is prohibited from offering to share nonpublic campaign information with certain foreign entities.