Week Ahead: Committee Schedule for May 11 – May 15, 2015 (Updated)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security has announced the following event for next week which will be streamed live here.
Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency
Chairman Scott Perry (R-Pa.)
311 Cannon House Office Building
The Subcommittee is marking up legislation to curb waste, fraud, and abuse at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These bills will further safeguard taxpayer dollars and increase the efficiency at DHS.
· H.R. 1615, the DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., directs DHS's Chief FOIA Officer to make certain improvements in the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.
· H.R. 1626, the DHS IT Duplication Reduction Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, seeks to reduce duplication of information technology at the department.
· H.R. 1633, the DHS Paid Administrative Leave Accountability Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R- Ga., requires improvements to the tracking and reporting of DHS employees placed on administrative leave, or any other type of paid non-duty status, for personnel matters.
· H.R. 1640, the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Consolidation Accountability Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Mark Walker, R- N.C., directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to Congress a report on DHS’s headquarters consolidation project at St. Elizabeth’s.
· H.R. 1646, the Homeland Security Drone Assessment and Analysis Act, introduced by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., requires the Secretary of DHS to research how small and medium sized unmanned aerial systems could be used in an attack and how to prevent or mitigate the effects of such an attack.
Thursday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
Chairman Martha McSally (R-Ariz.)
311 Cannon House Office Building
The Subcommittee is marking up three pieces of legislation informed by hearings and briefings held by the Subcommittee this year. These bills seek to enhance the analysis and sharing of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threat information, protect first responders from biological threats, and enhance emergency communications.
· H.R. 1300, the First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act, introduced by Rep. Peter King, R- N.Y., directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to make anthrax vaccines and antimicrobials available to emergency response providers.
· H.R. 2200, the CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., establishes chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear intelligence and information sharing function of DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis and requires the dissemination of information analyzed by the Department to entities with responsibilities relating to homeland security.
· H.R. 2206, the State Wide Interoperable Communications Enhancement Act, introduced by Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., requires recipient of State Homeland Security Grant Program funding to preserve and strengthen interoperable emergency communications capabilities.