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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to clarify certain allowable uses of funds for public transportation security assistance grants and establish periods of performance for such grants, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

01/31/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H791)
01/13/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber
02/01/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
01/31/2017-3:53pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/31/2017-3:53pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H791)
01/31/2017-3:45pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 549.
01/31/2017-3:45pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H791-792)
01/31/2017-3:45pmHouseMr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/13/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
01/13/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 01/13/2017
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 01/13/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 01/13/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 01/13/2017
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 01/13/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security01/13/2017 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs02/01/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (6)

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Passed House without amendment (01/31/2017)

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Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to permit the use of public transportation security assistance grant funds for backfill associated with security training.

(Sec. 3) Funds provided pursuant to such a grant for a specified authorized use shall, with two exceptions, remain available for use by a grant recipient for at least 36 months.

Any such funds used for security improvements for public transportation systems or security improvements for stations and other public transportation infrastructure, including those owned by state or local governments, shall remain available for at least 55 months.

(Sec. 4) The Government Accountability Office shall review the public transportation security assistance grant program.