After a long debate and the consideration of scores of amendments over the course of two days, the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday approved legislation - H.R. 3116 - to authorize programs of the Department of Homeland Security. The measure, approved on a largely party-line vote, will next be considered by the full House of Representatives.
Notably, the legislation does not address TSA issues. Rather, the committee will consider TSA programs and policies separately as part of TSA authorization legislation that was approved by the Subcommittee on Transportation Security on September 14. Full committee consideration of the TSA authorization bill is expected at a yet-to-be-determined time in the near future.