Homeland Security Committee to Mark Up Legislation to Improve Transportation Security, Domestic Preparedness & Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Homeland Security Committee will hold the following markup tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 29 at 10 a.m.

Homeland Security Committee

Full Committee Markup

311 Cannon House Office Building

  • H.R. 2719, the “Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act,” introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hudson (R-NC), requires the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, and for other purposes. An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute is expected to be offered by Rep. Hudson.
  • H.R. 1095, introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), amends title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that provide places of rest and recuperation at airports for members of the Armed Forces and their families, and for other purposes. An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute is expected to be offered by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL).
  • H.R. 1204, the “Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013,” introduced by Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS), amends title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, and for other purposes.  An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute is expected to be offered by Rep. Thompson.
  • H.R. 1791, the “Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act,” introduced by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities. 
  • H.R. 2952, the “Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Advancement Act of 2013,” introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Patrick Meehan (R-PA), amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws relating to the advancement of security technologies for critical infrastructure protection, and for other purposes.  An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute is expected to be offered by Rep. Meehan.
  • H.R. 3107, the “Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act,” introduced by Subcommittee Ranking Member Yvette Clarke (D-NY), requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish cybersecurity occupation classifications, assess the cybersecurity workforce, develop a strategy to address identified gaps in the cybersecurity workforce, and for other purposes.  An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute is expected to be offered by Rep. Clarke.

*LIVE video of the hearings will be available here.

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