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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
      Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedOctober 30th, 2013

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Bill Activity

  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.
  • action
    Mr. Meehan 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. 3410.
  • 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 December 1st, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedOctober 30th, 2013

Log in or create an account to see how your Reps voted!
    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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