H.R. 71 (112th): FAMS Augmentation Act of 2011

Jan 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district
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This bill was introduced on January 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 05, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2011
Full Title

To increase the number of Federal air marshals for certain flights, require criminal investigative training for such marshals, create an office and appoint an ombudsman for the marshals, and for other purposes.


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FAMS Augmentation Act of 2011 - Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to increase the number of federal air marshals by at least an additional 1,750 above the number of such marshals as of January 31, 2010, to ensure increased transportation security for inbound international flights.
Declares the goal of this Act is to increase the number of inbound flights with federal marshals onboard while maintaining federal marshal presence on domestic point-to-point flights at or above December 25, 2009, levels.
Directs the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) to establish a policy requiring newly hired federal air marshals to complete as part of their basic training the criminal investigative training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Requires federal air marshals hired before enactment of this Act who have not completed such program to attend an alternative training program.
Directs the Assistant Secretary to establish in FAMS an Office of the Ombudsman.

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