Yesterday there were 107 Amendments proposed for S 2943, the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, currently under consideration in the Senate. Two of those amendments may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:
• SA 4465. Mr. JOHNSON (R,WI) – SEC. 1097. Critical Infrastructure Protection Act. Pgs S3553-4
• SA 4531. Mr. BOOKER (D,NJ) – SEC. 1097. Implementation of outstanding transportation security requirements. Pg S3589
Johnson’s amendment is essentially the EMP defense language seen in the reported version of S 1846.
The Booker amendment would require the TSA to complete (within six months) two railroad security rulemakings required by the the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1162 and 1167). Those requirements address:
• §1162 - Railroad carrier assessments and plans
• §1167 - Railroad security training program
The Senate began actual consideration of amendments to S 2943 yesterday. The adopted 18 amendments; all but two by voice votes. None of the amendments that I have been reporting on here were considered. Consideration of amendments continues today and there are two amendment cloture votes scheduled for Thursday. At this point it does not look like the Senate will vote on the bill this week.