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H.R. 3246 (116th): Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act of 2019

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To require GAO review of certain TSA screening protocols, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Van Taylor

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 15, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jun 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 26, 2019 but was never passed by the Senate.


6 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

See Instead

S. 2381 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Jul 29, 2020


Position statements

What legislators are saying

ICYMI: Congressman Van Taylor Urges House Passage of His TSA Legislation
    — Rep. Van Taylor [R-TX3] (Sponsor) on Oct 3, 2019

Bipartisan Legislation Co-Sponsored by Bacon to Help Smooth TSA Screening Processes for Pregnant Women and Young Families Passes House
    — Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2019

the daily leader: thursday, september 26, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 25, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 3246 will be negligible.


Jun 13, 2019

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Jul 17, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Aug 27, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Sep 26, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 3246 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3246. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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