09.21.11

Markup: H. Res. 255, H.R. 915, H.R. 1165, H.R. 1299, H.R. 1447, H.R. 1801

September 21, 2011 2:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

The Committee on Homeland Security met in open markup session at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in 311 Cannon House Office Building to consider the following measures:

H. Res. 255, (Mr. King) Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that effective sharing of passenger information from inbound international flight manifests is a crucial component of our national security and that the Department of Homeland Security must maintain the information sharing standards required under the 2007 Passenger Name Record Agreement between the United States and the European Union. The resolution, without amendment, was adopted and ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation by voice vote.

H.R. 915, (Mr. Cuellar) To establish a Border Enforcement Security Task Force program to enhance border security by fostering coordinated efforts among Federal, State, and local border and law enforcement officials to protect United States border cities and communities from trans-national crime, including violence associated with drug trafficking, arms smuggling, illegal alien trafficking and smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes, as amended by the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security on June 2, 2011.  The “Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act.” The bill, as amendment, was adopted and ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation by voice vote.

H.R. 1165, (Ms. Jackson Lee) To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish an Ombudsman Office within the Transportation Security Administration for the purpose of enhancing transportation security by providing confidential, informal, and neutral assistance to address work-place related problems of Transportation Security Administration employees, and for other purposes, as amended by the Subcommittee on Transportation Security on May 12, 2011. The “Transportation Security Administration Ombudsman Act of 2011.” The bill, as amended, was adopted and ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation by voice vote.

H.R. 1299, (Mrs. Miller) To achieve operational control of and improve security at the international land borders of the United States, and for other purposes.  The “Secure Border Act of 2011.”  The bill, as amended, was adopted ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation,by voice vote.

H.R. 1447, (Mr. Thompson) To amend 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.  The “Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2011.” The bill, without amendmet, was adopted and ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation by voice vote.

H.R. 1801, (Mr. Cravaack) To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for expedited security screenings for members of the Armed Forces.  The “Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of The Armed Forces Act.”  The bill, as amended, was adopted and ordered to be reported to the House with a favorable recommendation by voice vote.

[Summary of Committee Actions and Roll Call Votes]

 

Opening Statements

Rep. Peter King (NY), Chairman

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