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  • Hsa Technical Corrections Act

    by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

    I rise in support of H.R. 3859, the HSA Technical Corrections Act of 2015.

    Let me, first of all, thank the chairperson and ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on H.R. 3859 and thank the ranking member, Mr. Thompson, and the chairman of the full committee. The American people are looking for homeland security. They are looking for us to be secure.

    Before I briefly discuss H.R. 3859, let me applaud the Carter-Torres bill, which was just passed, giving further authority to train law enforcement all over America. As we can see, law enforcement is a part of our first responders on homeland security.

    H.R. 3859 is a technical corrections bill. It updates and revises the Homeland Security Act of 2002 by, among other things, eliminating onetime reporting requirements, removing antiquated positions that no longer exist or have evolved, and striking provisions that were inserted in 2002 before the Department of Homeland Security was officially constituted in 2003.

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to note that during the Homeland Security Committee's November 4 markup of H.R. 3859, members favorably and unanimously reported this bill.

    I acknowledge Mr. Perry for his leadership on these issues as well as the collaboration we have on this committee. With this in mind, I commend this bill for House consideration.

    Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.

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