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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

FedRAMP Authorization Act
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Authorization Act of 2021

Short Title(s) as Introduced

FedRAMP Authorization Act
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Authorization Act of 2021

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To enhance the innovation, security, and availability of cloud computing products and services used in the Federal Government by establishing the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program within the General Services Administration and by establishing a risk management, authorization, and continuous monitoring process to enable the Federal Government to leverage cloud computing products and services using a risk-based approach consistent with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and cloud-based operations, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/05/2021Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H58-60)
01/04/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber All Actions
01/06/2021SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
01/05/2021-12:17pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/05/2021-12:17pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H58-60)
01/05/2021-12:05pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 21.
01/05/2021-12:05pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H58-62)
01/05/2021-12:05pmHouseMrs. Maloney, Carolyn B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/04/2021HouseReferred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
01/04/2021HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Comer, James [R-KY-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10]* 01/04/2021

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 Related Documents
House Oversight and Reform01/04/2021 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs01/06/2021 Referred to

As of 03/04/2021 no related bill information has been received for H.R.21 - FedRAMP Authorization Act


Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House (01/05/2021)

Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Authorization Act of 2021 or the FedRAMP Authorization Act

This bill provides statutory authority for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) within the General Services Administration (GSA).

The GSA must establish a government-wide program that provides the authoritative standardized approach to security assessment and authorization for cloud computing products and services that process unclassified information used by agencies. Agencies must ensure that their cloud computing services meet GSA requirements.

The bill establishes the Joint Authorization Board to conduct security assessments of cloud computing services and issue provisional authorizations to operate to cloud service providers that meet FedRAMP security guidelines.

The GSA shall (1) publish a report that includes an assessment of the cost incurred by agencies and cloud service providers related to the issuance of FedRAMP authorizations and provisional authorizations, (2) determine the requirements for certification of independent assessment organizations, and (3) establish the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee.