H.R.4617: SHIELD Act

About This Bill

  • Introduced Oct. 8, 2019
  • Latest Major Action Oct. 28, 2019

Bill Cosponsors

137 (All Democrats)

Bill Versions

Bill Summary

Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act or the SHIELD Act This bill establishes a duty to report election interference from foreign entities, applies existing campaign advertising requirements to online advertisements, and generally limits political spending and election interference by foreign entities. Specifically, a political committee must report certain foreign contacts involving an offer of unlawful...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Statement of Administration Policy

The administration opposes this legislation and has recommended the president veto it.

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 46 statements associated with H.R.4617.

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has produced a cost estimate for H.R.4617.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 28, 2019
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Oct. 23, 2019
Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on House Administration. (text: CR H8439-8440)
Oct. 23, 2019
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 650. (consideration: CR H8410-8442)
Oct. 23, 2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Oct. 23, 2019

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 227 - 181 (Roll no. 583).

Oct. 23, 2019

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 225 (Roll no. 582).

Oct. 23, 2019
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes on the Rodney Davis (IL) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike subsection (b) of section 1 and all that follows and insert the text of the bill entitled the "Honest Elections Act".
Oct. 23, 2019
Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on House Administration.
Oct. 23, 2019
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Oct. 23, 2019
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Oct. 23, 2019
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4617.
Oct. 23, 2019
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Lesko amendment, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Spanberger amendment No. 14.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 13.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 12.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sherrill amendment No. 11.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Slotkin amendment No. 10.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Houlahan amendment No. 9.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delgado amendment No. 8.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 7.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Swalwell (CA) amendment No. 6.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 5.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Levin (MI) amendment No. 4.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 3.
Oct. 23, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lesko amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Lesko demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lesko amendment No. 2.
Oct. 23, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 650, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 1.
Oct. 23, 2019
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4617.
Oct. 23, 2019
The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Oct. 23, 2019
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 650 and Rule XVIII.
Oct. 23, 2019
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4617 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
Oct. 23, 2019
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 650.
Oct. 23, 2019
Rule H. Res. 650 passed House.
Oct. 22, 2019
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 650 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4617 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
Oct. 21, 2019
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 196.
Oct. 21, 2019

Committee on the Judiciary discharged.

Oct. 21, 2019
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 116-246, Part I.
Oct. 16, 2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 6 - 1.
Oct. 16, 2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 8, 2019
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Oct. 8, 2019

Introduced in the House by Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

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