H.R. 64: FAMS Augmentation Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 71 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 3, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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.

Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Homeland Security

Transportation Security

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


1/3/2013--Introduced.
FAMS Augmentation Act of 2013 - 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, 2011, 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.

House Republican Conference Summary

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