As I predicted earlier today, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee took up S 546, the RESPONSE Act of 2015. The Committee ordered the bill to be reported favorably on a voice vote. There were no amendments.
Since my earlier posting the GPO has provided a link to the language for S 546 and I have been able to confirm that it is almost perfectly identical to HR 1043. The only difference that I could find was the addition of the words “as appropriate” in §318(d)(6); hardly an earth shaking change.
It really does look like this bill, barring something really strange, or its House counterpart will likely make to the floor in each house and then to the President. It is almost certainly only a matter of timing.