H.R. 5843: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to permit use of certain grant funds for training conducted in conjunction with a national laboratory or research facility

H.R. 5843

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to permit use of certain grant funds for training conducted in conjunction with a national laboratory or research facility

Date
June 26, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, the House is expected to consider H.R. 5843, a bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to permit use of certain grant funds for training conducted in conjunction with a national laboratory or research facility, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for approval.  The bill was introduced on May 18, 2012, by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) and was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security.  

Bill Summary

H.R. 5843 would broaden grant eligibility under the Department of Homeland Security’s Grants to States and High-Risk Urban Areas program to include training conducted with a national laboratory or research facility.

Background

The Grants to States and High-Risk Urban Areas program provides money for preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to possible acts of terrorism.  

Cost

There was no Congressional Budget Office cost estimate available for this legislation.