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H.R. 2539: Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 2019

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To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the assignment of certain officers and intelligence analysts from the Transportation Security Administration and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security to locations with participating State, local, and regional fusion centers in jurisdictions with a high-risk surface transportation asset in order to enhance the security of such assets, including by improving timely sharing of classified information regarding terrorist and other threats, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Nanette Barragán

Sponsor. Representative for California's 44th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
May 7, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 10, 2019

This bill passed in the House on June 10, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
38% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Barragn Introduces Legislation to Protect U.S. Transportation Systems
    — Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44] (Sponsor) on May 8, 2019

the daily leader: monday, june 10, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jun 9, 2019

the weekly leader: friday, june 7, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jun 7, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2539 will add $27 million in new spending through 2024.

History

May 7, 2019
 
Introduced

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May 15, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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May 30, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Jun 7, 2019
 
On House Schedule

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Jun 10, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2539 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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