H.R. 1140 - Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 1140 PDF XML

    (as reported)

    H. Rept. 116-398, Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Homeland Security to accompany H.R. 1140

Rule Information

REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-2 on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Agreed to by record vote of 220-192, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 219-194, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

MANAGERS: Scanlon/Lesko

1. Structured rule.
2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Homeland Security now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.
8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of March 5, 2020, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to a measure making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.
10. Waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 5, 2020, relating to a measure making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratEnsures TSA officers and their families are eligible for the Public Safety Officer Benefits program.Submitted
2Version 2Brown (MD)DemocratRevised Reaffirms that the Transportation Security Administration’s workforce should be provided protections and benefits under Title 5 because of the critical role they play in securing the nation’s transportation systems.Made in Order
3Version 1Case (HI)DemocratEnsures that TSA officers will be reimbursed for official travel expenses during a government shutdown. This will prevent TSA officers from being personally financially liable for official travel expenses without being reimbursed.Submitted
4Version 3Foxx (NC)RepublicanRevised Codifies the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruling in Pellegrino v. Transportation Security Administration, which held that Transportation Security Officers do not have immunity from private lawsuits for tortious acts they commit in the scope of their employment.Revised
5Version 1Peters (CA), Moulton (MA), Rice, Kathleen (NY)DemocratRequires a GAO report to Congress within one year of enactment, studying TSA's recruitment efforts in general, and specifically efforts to recruit veterans and military families. The report will include recommendations to improve such recruitment efforts.Made in Order
6Version 1Foxx (NC), Hice (GA)RepublicanProhibits covered employees that are predominantly working on official time, or paid time off from assigned government duties for collective bargaining purposes, from receiving retention and/or recruitment bonuses.Submitted
7Version 1Amendment number not in use.Submitted
8Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratLate Prohibits TSA personnel from being detailed, transferred, or otherwise relocated to the international border of the United States for the purpose of border security.Submitted
9Version 1Kim (NJ)DemocratLate Directs the TSA Administrator to engage and consult with entities associated with the Federal Air Marshal Service to address concerns related to (but not limited to) mental health, suicide, morale, and recruitment.Made in Order
10Version 1Rose, Max (NY)DemocratLate States that nothing in this Act shall be construed as to contradict existing law regarding terrorism transcending national boundaries, harboring or concealing terrorists, or providing material support to terrorists.Made in Order
11Version 1González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR)RepublicanLate Requires GAO to study rates of pay for Transportation Security Administration employees with duty stations in the territories, Alaska, and Hawaii with those in the contiguous 48 states based on pay systems.Made in Order
12Version 1Cisneros (CA)DemocratLate Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the hiring of veterans and related preference eligible individuals, including disabled veterans and widows or widowers of veterans, for positions within the Transportation Security Administration.Made in Order
13Version 1Spanberger (VA)DemocratLate Codifies the Administration’s ban on TSA employees using or installing the Chinese-owned video app TikTok (or any successor application) on U.S. Government-issued mobile devices.Made in Order
14Version 1Schrier (WA)DemocratLate Would ensure the Administrator of TSA in coordination with the Director of CDC and NIAID shall ensure that TSA employees are provided the proper guidance regarding prevention and protections against coronavirus, including guidance and resources.Made in Order
15Version 1Underwood (IL), Hayes (CT)DemocratLate Ensures the Secretary continues to prevent the hiring of individuals for TSA who have been convicted of a sex crime, an offense involving a minor, a crime of violence, or terrorism.Made in Order