Yesterday the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee announced that they would be holding a markup hearing on Thursday. Three bills will be reviewed, including HR 2200 that I reviewed this weekend.
The Chair, Rep. McSally (R,AZ) is offering an amendment in the form of a substitute that will form the version to be marked up. The change is administrative in nature; taking the congressional reporting requirements out of the new section 210g being added to the Homeland Security Act of 2002. They will remain in the bill, but will not become part of the statute if this bill is adopted.
As I noted in my earlier post this bill appears to be slated for early movement to the House floor. We are likely to see it considered in a full committee hearing in the next week or so.