Tuesday, October 20, 2015

House Passes HR 3350

This evening the House passed HR 3350, the Know the CBRN Terrorism Threats to Transportation Act, after only 9 minutes of debate earlier in the day. The final vote was 416 to 0.

This is a feel good bill without much substance and that is reflected in the vote. The report required by the bill is also likely to be a feel good report without much substance. That is not because of any specific shortcoming of TSA. Rather it is because the bill only provides 90 days to complete the report and at least half of that time will be taken up by bureaucratic reviews and rewrites. But since there are no real requirements for content in the report, no one at the TSA will spend much time or effort on the report.

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