H.R.3107: Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Sept. 17, 2013
Latest Major Action July 29, 2014
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Bill Summary

(Sec. 1) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to add provisions entitled the Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act, which require the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) develop occupation categories for individuals performing activities in furtherance of DHS's cybersecurity mission, (2) ensure that such categories may be used throughout DHS and are made available to other federal agencies, and (3) conduct an annual assessment of the readiness and capacity of the DHS workforce to meet its cybersecurity mission.

Directs the Secretary to include in such readiness assessment information on which cybersecurity positions are performed by: (1) permanent full time departmental employees (together with demographic information about such employees' race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, and veterans status); (2) individuals employed by independent contractors; and (3) individuals employed by other federal agencies, including the National Securit...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 28, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 28, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 395 - 8 (Roll no. 457). (text: CR H6925-6926)

July 28, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6939)
July 28, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Meehan objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
July 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3107.
July 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6925-6928)
July 28, 2014 Mr. Meehan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Dec. 12, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 212.
Dec. 12, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-294.
Oct. 29, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Oct. 29, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 18, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Sept. 18, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 18, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.
Sept. 17, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.