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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: National security

Summary of Maritime Security Provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

September 26, 2018 – The package of bills released on September 22 that includes the FAA Authorization Act of 2018 also includes a division on maritime security, Division J. This division provides for closer collaboration between agencies with maritime security responsibilities, and requires several reports to Congress about ongoing security efforts.

4-Bill “Minibus” Including DOT Appropriations Slips as CR Drama Unfolds

September 21, 2018 – Hopes that another four-bill package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2019, including the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill, could be signed into law before the elections are fading, despite more meetings of Appropriations Committee staffers to be held next week.

House Appropriations OKs FY19 Homeland Bill

July 27, 2018 – The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Homeland Security appropriations bill this week, the last of the twelve FY19 bills to be considered in committee in either the House or Senate.

Senate Commerce Discusses Emerging Threats to Surface Transportation

January 31, 2018 – As a response to the rise in international terrorist attacks involving multiple surface transportation modes, a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on January 23 to review transportation security initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and, in particular, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

House Hearing Looks at Surface Transportation Security Technology

February 2, 2018 – On January 30, the House Homeland Security Committee’s Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications and Transportation and Protective Services Subcommittees held a joint hearing to address the current status of surface transportation security.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 29, 2018

Tuesday, January 30 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on the sinking of the S.S. EL FARO and the Coast Guard’s electronic health records (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

House Panel Approves FY18 TSA, Coast Guard Funding

July 20, 2017 – The House Appropriations Committee on July 18 approved a draft bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2018. Unlike many non-defense programs, DHS was largely spared from proposed cuts in the President’s budget request, and the House bill largely adheres to the budget request.

House to Consider $789B “Security Minibus” Spending Bill

July 19, 2017 – After trying (and failing) to convince at least 218 of their members to support a $1.228 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, House Republican leaders have now moved to let the House consider a $789 billion package of four appropriations bills next week.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials – subcommittee roundtable discussion of emerging railroad technologies (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

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