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H.R.4228: DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Jeffrey Duncan, R-S.C.
Total Cosponsors 14 (4 Democrats, 10 Republicans)
Introduced March 13, 2014
Latest Major Action June 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform acquisition and procurement programs and activities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

(Sec. 5) Prohibits the authorization of appropriations of additional funds to carry out this Act.

Title I: Acquisition Authorities - (Sec. 101) Designates the Under Secretary for Management of DHS as the DHS Chief Acquisition Officer. Sets forth the duties and responsibilities of the Under Secretary related to acquisition, including: (1) advising the DHS Secretary on acquisition management activities; (2) exercising the authority to approve, halt, modify, or cancel a major acquisition program (defined as a program estimated to require an eventual total expenditure of at least $300 million over its life cycle cost); (3) establishing policies for acquisition; (4) ensuring that each major acquisition program has a DHS-approved acquisition progr...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 10, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
June 9, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5139-5145)
June 9, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4228.
June 9, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5139-5148)
June 9, 2014 Mr. Duncan (SC) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 6, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 324.
May 6, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-436.
April 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
April 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 26, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
March 26, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 20, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.
March 13, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.