US HB504 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 13-3)
Status: Engrossed on January 29 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-07-29 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [PDF]


DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop and update at least once every five years a strategy for DHS engagement with fusion centers. The term "fusion center" means a collaborative effort of two or more government agencies that combines resources, expertise, or information to maximize the ability of such agencies to detect, prevent, investigate, apprehend, and respond to criminal or terrorist activity. The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of DHS shall provide personnel and support to fusion centers, publish performance metrics for DHS field personnel assigned to fusion centers, and develop and implement training for fusion center personnel. DHS intelligence and information components shall develop policies and metrics to ensure effective use of the unclassified Homeland Security Information Network and shall assess and implement enhancements to improve such network.

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DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act



2019-07-29SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2019-07-25SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5115)
2019-03-25SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 47.
2019-03-25SenateCommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 116-16.
2019-02-13SenateCommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2019-01-29SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
2019-01-29HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-01-29HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1261-1262)
2019-01-29HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 504.
2019-01-29HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1261-1263)
2019-01-29HouseMiss Rice (NY) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
2019-01-11HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
2019-01-11HouseIntroduced in House


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