Summary: H.R.6461 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (09/04/2018)

TSA National Deployment Force Act

(Sec. 2) This bill establishes within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) a National Deployment Office to: (1) maintain a National Deployment Force to provide the TSA with rapid and efficient response capabilities and augment homeland security operations to mitigate and reduce risk, (2) educate transportation security officers on how to participate in the force, (3) recruit and train officers to serve on the force, and (4) approve one-year appointments for officers to serve on the force.

(Sec. 4) The TSA may consider service in the force a positive factor when evaluating TSA employees for promotions.

(Sec. 5) The TSA must report to Congress annually over a five-year period on the activities of the National Deployment Office, including the force.