US HB6198 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on September 17 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-09-17 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Pending: Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, headed by an Assistant Secretary. The Assistant Secretary shall serve as the principal advisor to DHS on weapons of mass destruction matters and strategies, and on coordinating efforts to counter weapons of mass destruction. The office shall coordinate DHS strategy and policy to plan, detect, and protect against the importation, possession, storage, transportation, development, or use of unauthorized chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear materials, devices, or agents. The Assistant Secretary shall establish the Securing the Cities program to detect and prevent terrorist attacks and other high consequence events utilizing nuclear or other radiological materials that pose a high risk to homeland security in high-risk urban areas. The bill establishes in the office a Chief Medical Officer who shall serve as the principal advisor to DHS on medical and public health issues. The DHS Under Secretary for Management shall be responsible for workforce-focused health and medical activities of DHS. DHS shall: (1) transfer to the office all personnel, budget authority, and assets of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and the Office of Health Affairs; and (2) provide a briefing and report to Congress on DHS chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear activities.

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Title

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018

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History

DateChamberAction
2018-09-17SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
2018-09-12HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2018-09-12HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8113-8115)
2018-09-12HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6198.
2018-09-12HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8113-8117)
2018-09-12HouseMr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2018-09-07HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 716.
2018-09-07HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
2018-09-07HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-923, Part I.
2018-07-24HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
2018-07-24HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2018-07-24HouseSubcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Discharged.
2018-07-16HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
2018-06-22HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
2018-06-22HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
2018-06-22HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB655 (Related) 2017-02-01 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
HB2825 (Related) 2018-11-13 - By Senator Johnson from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 115-351.
HB7213 (Related) 2018-12-10 - UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Mr. Donovan asked unanimous consent that an exchange of letters between the Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security be included in the Record. Agreed to without objection.

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