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H.R.1542: WMD Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Pat Meehan, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 4 (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced April 12, 2013
Latest Major Action July 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

WMD Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2013 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) support homeland security-focused intelligence analysis of terrorist actors, their claims, and their plans to conduct attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials against the nation and of global infectious disease, public health, food, agricultural, and veterinary issues; (2) support homeland security-focused risk analysis and risk assessments of such homeland security hazards by providing relevant quantitative and nonquantitative threat information; (3) leverage homeland security intelligence capabilities and structures to enhance prevention, protection, response, and recovery efforts with respect to a chemical, biological, radiologi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 23, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 22, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 22, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 388 - 3 (Roll no. 375). (text: CR H4837-4838)

July 22, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4839-4840)
July 22, 2013 At 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.
July 22, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1542.
July 22, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4837-4839)
July 22, 2013 Mr. Meehan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
April 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
April 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.