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H.R.4263: Social Media Working Group Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Susan Brooks, R-Ind.
Total Cosponsors 4 (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced March 14, 2014
Latest Major Action July 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on June 19, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Social Media Working Group Act of 2014 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a social media working group (the Group) to provide guidance and best practices to the emergency preparedness and response community on the use of social media technologies before, during, and after a terrorist attack or other emergency.

Requires the Group to submit an annual report that includes: (1) a review of current and emerging social media technologies being used to support preparedness and response activities related to terrorist attacks and other emergencies; (2) a review of best practices and lessons learned on the use of social media during the response to terrorist attacks and other emergencies that occurred during the period ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 9, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 8, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 375 - 19 (Roll no. 369). (text: CR H5854-5855)

July 8, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5860-5861)
July 8, 2014 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 8, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4263.
July 8, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5854-5856)
July 8, 2014 Mrs. Brooks (IN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
June 19, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 356.
June 19, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-480.
June 11, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
June 11, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 27, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
March 27, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 24, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
March 14, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.