Friday, May 26, 2017

Bills Introduced – 05-26-17

Yesterday with the House and Senate preparing to leave for an extended Memorial Day weekend (10 days) there were 186 bills introduced. Of those three may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

S 1269 A bill to require the Office of Pipeline Safety to consult with the Environmental Protection Agency or the Coast Guard in the event the Federal on-scene coordinator has concerns about the ability of a pipeline operator to respond to a worst case discharge. Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]

S 1272 A bill to preserve State, local, and tribal authorities and private property rights with respect to unmanned aircraft systems, and for other purposes. Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]

S 1281 A bill to establish a bug bounty pilot program within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]

Most of the bills yesterday were introduced to allow various congresscritters the opportunity to show their constituents (and funders) that they are doing something in Washington. The vast majority of those bills will never see the light of day or even a congressional hearing. The first of these probably falls into that category, the other two I am not so sure. In any case I will almost certainly be covering these three bills.

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