Wednesday, March 7, 2018

House Homeland Security Committee Marks-up Legislation – 03-07-18

Today the House Homeland Security Committee held a markup hearing to look at 10 homeland security related bills (one of the scheduled bills HR 4627 was not considered). All of the bills passed by unanimous consent. Four of the bills were amended before passing.

Bills of potential specific interest to readers of this blog included:

HR 5074, the DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act, was adopted without amendment;
HR 5081, the Surface Transportation Security and Technology Accountability Act of 2018, was adopted without amendment; and
HR 5089, the Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 2018, was adopted without amendment.

I suspect that all ten bills will make it to the House floor under the suspension of rules process that allows for limited debate and no floor amendments. Each of these bills should pass with broad bipartisan support; most of them without a roll-call vote.

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