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house Bill H.R. 2860

Tightening Security Clearances, Post-Snowden

Argument in favor

Tightens the security clearance process and provides greater accountability and oversight of federal employees.

Argument opposed

The government should be able to ensure the quality of its background checks without this legislation.

bill Progress


  • EnactedFebruary 12th, 2014
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed January 29th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house Passed January 14th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 418 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJuly 30th, 2013

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Bill Activity

  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-268.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 191.
  • action
    Mr. Farenthold moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2860.
  • action
    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.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 17).
  • action
    Received in the Senate, read twice.
  • vote
    Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 113-80.

bill Progress


  • EnactedFebruary 12th, 2014
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed January 29th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house Passed January 14th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 418 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJuly 30th, 2013

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