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house Bill H.R. 3410

Do Electromagnetic Pulses Pose A Threat To U.S. Critical Infrastructures?

Argument in favor

An EMP could have dramatic ramifications on American society. Taking whatever steps necessary to safeguard against that possibility is the government's responsibility.

Argument opposed

This bill should be incorporated with other EMP-related bills to create a holistic EMP-preparation strategy, rather than taking a piecemeal approach.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed December 1st, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedOctober 30th, 2013

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    One of the most dangerous threats to our society that is preventable
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    An EMP would destroy anything that runs on electricity and uses a motherboard basically frying any detection systems put in place. In the event of an EMP, most of the national defense systems and early detection centers would become inoperable. This would leave us defenseless to an attack from a enemy of the state.
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    Of course it does. The Sun produces mass amounts of energy when a solar flare occurs. This is energy that's traveling roughly 1,200 miles per second. If one of those flares hit a U.S. satellite, which is a rarity, it would be detrimental to our infrastructure in terms of technology. And from the last I've checked, we use it quite a lot in our government.
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