H.R. 2922: To Extend the Authority of the Supreme Court Police to Protect Court Officials Away from the Supreme Court Grounds

H.R. 2922

To Extend the Authority of the Supreme Court Police to Protect Court Officials Away from the Supreme Court Grounds

Date
November 12, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 2922, a bill to Extend the Authority of the Supreme Court Police to Protect Court Officials away from the Supreme Court, under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on August 1, 2013, by Rep. George Holding (R-NC) and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote. 

Bill Summary

H.R. 2922 extends, for six years, the long-standing authority of the Supreme Court Police to provide protection for court officials away from the Supreme Court building through December 29, 2019.

Background

Established in 1949, the Supreme Court Police are responsible for providing security services and protection for justices, staff, and official guests of the Court off and on the grounds of the Supreme Court.  The current authority for the Supreme Court Police to provide security services ends December 29, 2013.

Cost

CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget.[1]

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.