Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bills Introduced – 9-21-17

Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session there were 44 bills introduced. Of those, one may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

S 3379 A bill to improve surface transportation and maritime security. Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]

It is interesting that this bill was only referred to Thune’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and not the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. According to a Committee press release:

“The legislation addresses deficiencies in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) efforts to protect rail, transit, highway, and maritime passenger and freight transportation identified through congressional oversight and a recent report by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general.”

The details of this bill will be interesting, but it will be unlikely for the bill to get through both the Senate and House before the end of the session in December.

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