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Senate Homeland Security Authorization Markup Postponed

March 2, 2018 – On February 28. the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs formally took up the House-passed Department of Homeland Security Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2825), but because of the memorial service for Rev. Billy Graham over in the Capitol, immediately postponed consideration of the bill for a week so members could have time to work through the dozens of amendments that had been filed to the bill. The markup will resume March 7 at 10 a.m.

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.

House Hearing Looks at Air Cargo Security

July 28, 2017 – On July 25, the House Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee held a (short) hearing titled “Securing Air Cargo: Industry Perspectives”.

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.

Senate Commerce OK’s Surface-Maritime Security Bill

April 7, 2017 – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on April 5 approved legislation making changes and improvements to the other-than-aviation authorization laws for the Transportation Security Administration.

Senate Hearing Examines TSA Aviation Security Issues

February 17, 2017 – On February 16, the Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hosted a hearing on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), entitled “Stakeholder Perspectives on Improving TSA for the Security of the Traveling Public.”

Congressional Pre-Election Wrap-Up

October 6, 2016 – As Congress prepared to adjourn for its pre-election session last week, the House and Senate passed versions of several relatively minor transportation bills.

FY17 Homeland Funding Delayed in House

June 15, 2016 – This week’s scheduled House markup of a Homeland Security funding bill for FY 2017 was abruptly postponed, but not before the text of the bill and report were made available for analysis.

GAO Releases Two New Aviation Security Reports

June 7, 2016 – The U.S. Government Accountability Office last week released two new reports analyzing federal aviation security policies – one relating to airport perimeter access and one relating to Federal Air Marshal placement.

House Homeland Panel Holds Hearing on Long TSA Lines

On May 25 House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing, “Long Lines, Short Patience: the TSA Airport Screening Experience”, on the issue of long security lines at airports where screening is done by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Senate Pushes Final Vote on FAA Bill to Next Week

April 14, 2016 – The U.S. Senate failed to reach agreement earlier today on legislation reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration programs for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 (H.R. 636), and Senators have left town for the weekend. The Senate will hold another vote on limiting debate on the bill at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18.