US HB4617 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 137-1)
Status: Engrossed on October 28 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-10-28 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Pending: Senate Rules And Administration Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

SHIELD Act Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy 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 election assistance to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Election Commission. The bill establishes criminal penalties for violations of these requirements. Existing requirements for political advertisements and electioneering communications apply to internet and digital advertisements, including requirements related to disclosures and contributions. Additionally, large online platforms must maintain a public database of certain political advertisements. The bill places limitations on political spending by foreign entities. Specifically, foreign entities may not (1) contribute to campaigns related to ballot initiatives and referenda, or (2) make disbursements for certain internet activity referring to a candidate or a political issue. A candidate is prohibited from offering to share nonpublic campaign information with certain foreign entities.

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Title

SHIELD Act Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act

Sponsors

Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]
Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]
Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]
Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]
Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]
Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]
Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]
Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]
Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]
Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]
Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]
Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]
Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]
Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]
Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]
Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]
Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]

Roll Calls

2019-10-23 - House - On passage RC# 583 (Y: 227 N: 181 NV: 23 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-10-23 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions RC# 582 (Y: 182 N: 225 NV: 24 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-10-23 - House - On agreeing to the Lesko amendment (A002) H.Amdt.639 RC# 581 (Y: 180 N: 231 NV: 26 Abs: 0) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-10-28SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
2019-10-23HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-10-23HouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 227 - 181 (Roll no. 583).
2019-10-23HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 225 (Roll no. 582).
2019-10-23HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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".
2019-10-23HouseMr. Davis, Rodney moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on House Administration. (text: CR H8439-8440)
2019-10-23HouseThe 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.
2019-10-23HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2019-10-23HouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4617.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.639 On agreeing to the Lesko amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 231 (Roll no. 581).
2019-10-23HouseUNFINISHED 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.651 On agreeing to the Spanberger amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.651 Amendment (A014) offered by Ms. Spanberger. (consideration: CR H8437-8438; text: CR H8437)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.650 On agreeing to the Cunningham amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.650 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Cunningham. (consideration: CR H8436-8437; text: CR H8436)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.649 On agreeing to the Cunningham amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.649 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Cunningham. (consideration: CR H8436; text: CR H8436)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.648 On agreeing to the Sherrill amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.648 Amendment (A011) offered by Ms. Sherrill. (consideration: CR H8435-8436; text: CR H8435)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.647 On agreeing to the Slotkin amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.647 Amendment (A010) offered by Ms. Slotkin. (consideration: CR H8434-8435; text: CR H8434)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.646 On agreeing to the Houlahan amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.646 Amendment (A009) offered by Ms. Houlahan. (consideration: CR H8433-8434; text: CR H8433)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.645 On agreeing to the Delgado amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.645 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Delgado. (consideration: CR H8432-8433; text: CR H8432)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.644 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.644 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Brown (MD). (consideration: CR H8431-8432; text: CR H8431)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.643 On agreeing to the Swalwell (CA) amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.643 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Swalwell (CA). (consideration: CR H8430-8431; text: CR H8430)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.642 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.642 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Langevin. (consideration: CR H8428-8430; text: CR H8428)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.641 On agreeing to the Levin (MI) amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.641 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Levin (MI). (consideration: CR H8427-8428; text: CR H8427)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.640 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.640 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Lynch. (consideration: CR H8426-8427; text: CR H8426-8427)
2019-10-23HousePOSTPONED 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.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.639 Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Lesko. (consideration: CR H8425-8426, H8438; text: CR H8425)
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.638 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-10-23HouseDEBATE - 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.
2019-10-23HouseH.Amdt.638 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. DeSaulnier. (consideration: CR H8424-8425; text: CR H8424)
2019-10-23HouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4617.
2019-10-23HouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2019-10-23HouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 650 and Rule XVIII.
2019-10-23HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 4617 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
2019-10-23HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 650. (consideration: CR H8410-8442)
2019-10-23HouseRule H. Res. 650 passed House.
2019-10-22HouseRules 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.
2019-10-21HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 196.
2019-10-21HouseCommittee on the Judiciary discharged.
2019-10-21HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 116-246, Part I.
2019-10-16HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 6 - 1.
2019-10-16HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-10-08HouseReferred 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.
2019-10-08HouseReferred 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.
2019-10-08HouseIntroduced in House

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