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house Bill H.R. 1634

Does DHS Need to Comply With Federal Acquisition Policies In Obtaining Border Security Technology?

Argument in favor

It should be a given that a federal agency must comply with federal acquisition policies, but considering that acquisitions by DHS have been found to be at high risk of waste, fraud, and abuse this bill would increase accountability and transparency.

Curmudgeon's Opinion
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07/27/2015
We need to first find out why this department remains so inefficient and inept in achieving anything measurable for the vast budget it receives.
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jrs333's Opinion
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07/29/2015
My question is; why does it cost DHS $500K to do what everyone else is doing at no extra cost. Maybe this is part of the problem. They don't know how to do their job correctly. Dismantle DHS.
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Chas's Opinion
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04/22/2016
On a broader note, congress needs to outlaw cost plus contracts for all government, especially defense and DHS. Since their introduction, huge wastes have been experienced.
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Argument opposed

Cost overruns happen in all federal agencies, they aren’t a problem specific to DHS. Besides, DHS is already work on getting its accounting standards up to par with other agencies.

B.R.'s Opinion
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04/23/2016
$500,000 funding for doing what you should be doing........NO
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Rita 's Opinion
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03/13/2016
Why? They told the BP to patrol non traffic areas, let the people come iin, and if you don't like it, find another job.
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John's Opinion
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07/28/2015
$500,000 to do things they are already in the midst of doing? We should eliminate DHS as we do not have the money. WE ARE 18 TRILLION IN DEBT. STOP SPENDING!
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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 July 27th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedMarch 25th, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 114-226.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 171.
  • action
    Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1634.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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 July 27th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedMarch 25th, 2015

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