Subcommittee Markup: H.R. 3563, H.R. 1411, H.R. 1129

Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 | Dec 8, 2011 10:00am

Opening Statements

Bill Markups

H.R. 3563, Integrated Public Alert Warning System Modernization Act of 2011 [ H.R. 3563, Integrated Public Alert Warning System Modernization Act of 2011 ]

H.R. 3563, to authorize the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to ensure the timely and effective distribution of alerts and warnings. The bill was ordered to be reported to the Full Committee with a favorable recommendation, amended, by voice vote.

     Amendment #1 : offered by Ms. Richardson (CA), withdrawn by unanimous consent

     Amendment #2 : offered by Ms. Richardson (CA), agreed to by voice vote

H.R. 1129, Homeland Security Grant Management Improvement Act [ H.R. 1129, Homeland Security Grant Management Improvement Act ]

H.R. 1129, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to prohibit requiring the use of a specified percentage of a grant under the Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program for specific purposes, and for other purposes. The bill was ordered to be reported to the Full Committee with a favorable recommendation, amended, by voice vote.

     Amendment #1: offered by Mr. Clarke (MI), agreed to by voice vote

     Amendment #2: offered by Ms. Hochul (NY), defeated by voice vote

H.R. 1411, Metropolitan Medical Response System Program Act of 2011 [ H.R. 1411, Metropolitan Medical Response System Program Act of 2011 ]

H.R. 1411, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure continuation of the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program, and for other purposes. The bill was ordered to be reported to the Full Committee with a favorable recommendation, amended, by voice vote.

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute was offered by Mr. Bilirakis and agreed to by voice vote.

     Amendment #1: offered by Ms. Richardson (CA), agreed to by voice vote

[Summary of Subcommittee Action]