With both houses back in Washington yesterday there were 10 new bills introduced. One of those may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:
HR 4289 Latest Title: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to take administrative action to achieve and maintain interoperable communications capabilities among the components of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Payne, Donald M., Jr. (D,NJ)
This is obviously the ‘new’ bill that I described last night in the post about the markup hearing on Thursday. This is a bipartisan bill, introduced by the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications of the House Homeland Security Committee and co-sponsored by the Chair, Rep Brooks (R,IN).
Since the Committee print of the bill is available, I will be able to do a review of this bill before that hearing.