05.09.12

Markup: H.R. 3857, H.R. 4005, H.R. 3173, and H.R. 2356

May 9, 2012 1:30 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

The Committee on Homeland Security met in open markup session at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in 311 Cannon House Office Building and considered the following measures:

Opening Statements

Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee

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  • H.R. 3857, Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act

    H.R. 3857, (Mr. Turner) To amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to include as an eligible use the sustainment of specialized operational teams used by local law enforcement under the Transit Security Grant Program, and for other purposes.  The “Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act.” The bill was ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation, as amended, by voice vote.

    An Amendment offered by Mr. Cuellar (TX), agreed to by recorded vote of 15 to 9.

    An Amendment offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), agreed to by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), agreed to by unanimous consent.

  • H.R. 4005, GAPS Act

    H.R. 4005, (Ms. Hahn) To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a study and report to Congress on gaps in port security in the United States and a plan to address them. The “Gauging American Port Security Act” or the “GAPS Act.” The bill was ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation, as amended, by voice vote.

                      An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Ms. Hahn (CA), agreed to by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Ms. Sanchez (CA), agreed to by unanimous consent. 

  • H.R. 3173

    H.R. 3173, (Mr. Scalise) To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to reform the process for the enrollment, activation, issuance, and renewal of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to require, in total, not more than one in-person visit to a designated enrollment center. The bill was ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation, as amended, by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment offered by Ms. Sanchez (CA), agreed to by unanimous consent.

  • H.R. 2356, WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2011

    H.R. 2356, (Mr. Pascrell) To enhance homeland security by improving efforts to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from an attack with a weapon of mass destruction, and for other purposes.  The “WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2011.” The bill was ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation, as amended, by unanimous consent.

                    An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr. King (NY).

    An Amendment  to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Cuellar (TX), agreed to by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. McCaul (TX), agreed to by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. McCaul (TX), agreed to by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Ms. Richardson (CA), agreed to by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Ms. Richardson (CA), agreed to by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Ms. Richardson (CA), agreed to by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Ms. Hahn (CA), agreed to by unanimous consent.

    [Summary of Committee Action]